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Savings Day – Find a Bank for Savings Accounts

Is your savings account growing?  A savings account is essential for setting aside emergency funds. Bankrate.com lists banks they recommend and simple tips to finding one that fits your parameters. Make sure you have enough money to open and maintain a minimum balance requirement. Does the bank charge account fees? Don’t let monthly maintenance fees consume the […]

U.S. Savings Bonds

What are savings bonds? Savings bonds are loans to the government for a predetermined period of time (generally seven years or longer). They were designed primarily to help fund the U.S. war effort in World War II and were originally called war bonds. After the war, the bond program was continued and retitled U.S. savings […]

Savings Goal Calculator

Savings Goal Calculator

Crown’s Savings Goal Calculator makes it easy to run various savings scenarios to determine how much you need to save to reach your final savings amount.Just enter your monthly (periodic) savings amount, the number of months you plan on contributing, and the rate of interest you expect to earn.Be sure to click the Savings Schedule and Charts button after […]

Savings Day – HSA’s

  It’s Savings Monday! Do you have a health savings account? It’s possible you’re not maximizing the benefits! A health savings account, otherwise known as an HSA, is a tax-advantaged savings account that helps you pay for medical expenses. It’s paired with a high-deductible health plan available for use now and in the future. Once […]

Savings Day – Savings Depends On Spending

It’s Build Your Savings Day! Are you ordering your finances God’s way? Saving money happens when you think about how you spend money. It demands self-control and postponing your wants. We don’t naturally gravitate toward sacrifice, but the Apostle Paul said: “…walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. […]

3 Steps to Start a Savings Fund

Do you have $1,000 in a savings account that you could access right now? Most Americans (70%) don’t. In fact, six out of 10 Americans couldn’t even access $500 in an emergency. And 34% of Americans said they don’t have any savings…at all. A lack of savings is the #1 reason people accumulate debt – because […]

Savings Day – Dollar Diet and Rounding Up

It’s Build Your Savings Day! Use the “dollar diet” method of depositing money that you don’t spend each week. As your savings grow, I hope you’re gaining confidence and motivation to find other ways to cut spending and to put more in savings.  Here’s another tip. When making deposits, round up to the next ten […]

Savings Day – Plan and Start Young

It’s Build Your Savings Day. Having a savings plan when you’re young is the ticket! Start by paying yourself first. Then set up automatic transfers and you don’t touch the account. Save something even while paying down debt. Reduce your debt with any extra income so eventually, those payments can also go towards savings. The […]

Savings Day – Where to Bank

Are you wondering where to open a savings account? Savings accounts are still a safe place to deposit savings as long as they’re guaranteed by the FDIC – that’s the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the NCUA – the National Credit Union Administration. They cover $250,000 per depositor, per institution. In addition to online options, […]

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