Save! Save! Save!

Saving money can be challenging, but these resources can help you Imagemeet that challenge head on. Whether its information about a simple savings account, tips to save for a new car, or calculators to see how much college is going to cost, these resources are here to help!


Saving Overview and Tips

America Saves - A website devoted to the art of saving money. With news, tips, blogs, calculators, and even a listing of local and regional saving campaigns to get you on the right track, and fast!

Start Saving Today! - From SmartAboutMoney.org, a quick and easy tip sheet that explains the fundamentals of saving, with links to tools that can help you figure out where to start!

Sesame Street: For You, For Me, For Later - Developed in 2011 by Sesame Workshop, "For You, For Me, For Later" provides parents, caregivers, and educators with strategies and resources to turn everyday experiences into financial moments. The free bilingual, multimedia kit includes a Parent and Caregiver Guide, a Children's Activity Book, 3 Jar Labels, and an original Sesame Street® DVD that features Elmo, Cookie Monster, and their Sesame Street friends as Elmo learns the basics of spending, saving, and sharing.

Choose to Save - Choose to Save.® is dedicated to raising awareness about the need to plan and save for long-term financial success. Includes saving, budgeting, and investing tips.

Savings Fitness - An informative guide to fitting savings into your life when you don't think you can.

Tips for Daily Savings - A great, printable worksheet which offers tips like "how to eat when you're really broke" and "5 big bills you can cut back fast."

Shopping and Saving - These shopping tips can help you save money on everyday purchases, as well as on some products and services you buy once in a while.

Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing Your Financial Future - Use this instructional guide to see how saving is crucial to building, and maintaining, wealth -- and how you can start doing it today!


College Savings Tips and Tools

Indiana College Costs Estimator - From the National Center for College Costs, this website, specifically for students in Indiana, helps you calculate costs, understand financial air, learn where the money is, discover ways to save, explore Indiana colleges, research other planning steps, and more. Easy to use -- just fill out the simple form and it will lead you the rest of the way!

FINRA Smart Saving for College - Compare your college saving options and evaluate your plan with this incredibly comprehensive and easy-to-use site from FINRA.

The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy - From MCPL's Gale/Cengage Financial Literacy e-book collection, this book is a guide to total financial literacy for the current or prospective student. Savings is highlighted, as is budgeting, investing, and much more!

College Saving Tips - The College Savings Plans Network gives you a ton of tips, plans, and methods to begin saving for college now.

savingforcollege.com - A comprehensive look at college savings plans and and financial aid, with educational resources, calculators, and tons of information.

College Saving Calculator - From The College Board, a calculator which helps you visualize what college will cost, alongside an array of tools and information to help with financial aid and scholarship information.


Savings Calculators and Worksheets

FINRA Savings Calculator - Want to quickly see how much money you could be earning just by using a savings account? This FINRA calculator does just that, with simple visualizations and adjustments for inflation.

Savings Calculators - The Motley Fool offers an array of savings calculators -- from those that show how long it will take to save for a new car to those that show what it takes to be a millionaire.

Simple Savings Calculator - How fast will your money grow? Plug your numbers in now to see why starting saving today will make your tomorrows wealthier!

Retirement and 401k Calculators and Planning Resources - It is never too early - or late - to save for retirement. These calculators and planning resources help you make a plan to retire with the best possible financial situation.


Interactive Games and Tools

Feed the Pig - Full of fun and entertaining tools, this interactive website offers quizzes, games, discussion forums, and plenty of information about saving and spending

Savings Quest - Want to save for a new flat-screen TV? How about a new laptop, or even a Vespa? Create a character and play through this interactive game to see if you can accomplish your savings goals?


These shopping tips can help you save money on everyday purchases, as well as on some products and services you buy once in a while.

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