America Saves #RetirementMatters Twitter Chat

Last month, America Saves hosted a Twitter Chat focusing on retirement.

We were joined by members of the Campaign for a Secure Retirement who addressed issues of retirement planning and savings, and emphasized the importance of saving for retirement no matter what you earn, how old you may be, or your gender. Highlights from the […]

Recent Changes to FICO Credit Score and Reporting

Credit scores play an important role in your financial life. Not only is a good score essential for obvious financial events like qualifying for a loan or getting a credit card, but also for the less obvious like obtaining cell phone service, renting a car, or perhaps even getting a job. Two important changes to […]

Is College Still a Good Investment?

Guest Post: Katie Bryan, Communications Director for America Saves

You may have heard that student loans now top a trillion dollars or that the total amount of student loan debt surpasses the total amount of credit card debt. These numbers can be off-putting and may have you questioning whether college is still a good […]

Save Money or Payoff Debt – Experian Credit Chat

The National Foundation Credit Counseling (NFCC) discussed ways to save money while paying down debt on Experian’s weekly #CreditChat. Are you wondering which to do: save money or pay off credit cards. BOTH! It is not an mutually exclusive decision. You have to save AND you have to elminate your credit cards. But how do […]

How to Build a $1000 Emergency Fund in 10 Months

After establishing a budget, the next step to a wise money management system is to establish an emergency fund. Experts recommend keeping at least three months of living expenses in a reliable, liquid account. It may take some time to save 3 – 6 months of living expenes and deter most people from trying. The […]