Category Archives: Savings


Why Your Child Needs a Savings Account

Today is Teach Children to Save Day. What are you doing to ensure your children become responsible savers? One way to teach responsible money management is to help your child move from a piggy bank to an actual savings account. … Continue reading

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Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Chances are you are among the nearly 80 percent of Americans who will receive a refund from the IRS this year. With the 2011 average return being $2,913, you may find yourself with a large chunk of change. Before dreaming up all … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of $5K Tax Write-off

It’s never too early—or too late—to start planning for retirement. And if you open an individual retirement account (IRA) by April 15, you can make a tax-deductible contribution of $5,000 ($6,000 if you’re over 50). Don’t let the opportunity to … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Help Kids Save

Have you taught your children the importance of saving? In honor of Financial Literacy for Youth Month this April, brush up on 10 ways to help your children learn to save and be responsible money managers. 1. Explain needs vs. … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pot of Gold This St. Patrick’s Day

Make your own pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day with 10 savings tips from Bank of American Fork: 1. Automate savings: Have money directly deposited from your paycheck into a savings account. After you’ve built up a rainy-day fund … Continue reading

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Offset College Costs with Utah Scholars Program

State program offers scholarships for good grades Looking for ways to offset your child’s college expenses? Utah Scholars offers scholarship options for high-school students who complete the following core course of study, shown in comparison to state graduation requirements: Utah … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund = Financial Satisfaction

When asked what best predicts financial satisfaction, more people said having an emergency fund than said paying off a credit card or owning a home, according to a recent University of Georgia study. Despite this, many people ignore the advice … Continue reading

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Five Tips to Help You Save

Most Americans are not saving adequately for retirement, and most lower-income households do not have adequate emergency savings for unexpected expenditures like a car repair. America Saves Week, sponsored by the  America Savings Education Council and designated as February 19-26, … Continue reading

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Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Whether or not you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow, be sure to show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day by making more on your money. Fall in love with your future financial situation when you save with these products from … Continue reading

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Improve Your Personal Savings Rate

Guest post by Dale Gunther, Vice Chairman of the Board, People’s Utah Bancorp When the economy was hard hit in late 2008, consumers began to worry about their future. With unemployment rising and investments faltering, many began to get serious … Continue reading

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