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[2014] Steven Tucker of Minnesota

[2014] Steven Tucker of Minnesota

Like many of us, Steven has to budget his money to make sure he has enough to cover costs and be able to save for a larger purchase. This tax season, his refund, and his SaveYourRefund winnings, will go toward a car. “Like my refund, the $100 I won […]

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[2014] Gabrielle of Minnesota

[2014] Gabrielle of Minnesota

Gabrielle, a determined and hard-working mother of two, learned about the importance of savings through the trials and tribulations she faced in her life. “I always strive to improve my situation and aim high,” said Gabrielle, explaining how she persevered through her time in foster care. Gabrielle was able […]

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[2014] Felicia Scarver of Minnesota

[2014] Felicia Scarver of Minnesota

“I’m so grateful that I won $100 because I never win anything,” said Felicia, a 31-year-old mother of three. She asked, “do you believe in signs?” as a premise to explain the perfect timing of her winnings. “I thought it was a crazy coincidence,” said Felicia, explaining that she […]

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[2014] Josephine Tam

[2014] Josephine Tam

Sometimes figuring out the right career path can be tricky. Josephine Tam knows this well. “I graduated from the University of California Davis three years ago,” she says. As an undergraduate, she majored in Human Development and Communication and for two year afterwards did work in social services. “I […]

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[2014] Maria G of California

[2014] Maria G of California

Maria believes saving money is important so one can “get ahead in life and not to stress so much.” Currently, she works for a nonprofit health organization. There, “we help women get free breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests,” she says. However, as the single mother of a college […]

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[2014] Tonia Chatman of California

[2014] Tonia Chatman of California

When Tonia Chatman decided to save for SaveYourRefund, she put her money in a bond. “I had never had one before, this was my very first time,” she says. “I wish I had known about these savings bonds earlier,” she remarks, thinking back on her last tax season savings […]

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[2014] Kevin Tucker of California

[2014] Kevin Tucker of California

Kevin Tucker has found financial empowerment through his credit union, Community Trust (a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union). Kevin decided to switch to the credit union three years ago because of the high fees he was incurring from his former bank. Since the switch, Kevin has attended multiple […]

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[2014] Tiera Ross of Colorado

[2014] Tiera Ross of Colorado

Tiera finds her savings motivation in the pride and joy of her life – her son, Gamalieo, or GQ for short. “Pretty much my whole life revolves around him,” the three-year-old’s mother says. As a single working parent, Tiera says that she doesn’t “really qualify for [federal] money,” but […]

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[2014] Kia Hosea of Minnesota

[2014] Kia Hosea of Minnesota

“My anxiety kicks in when my saving account balance goes lower than a certain point. It just doesn’t sit well with me,” said Kia, a hard-working mother of two. When she’s not working as a medical assistant, Kia loves to spend her spare time walking in park and going […]

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[2014] Thomas Sansouci of New Hampshire

[2014] Thomas Sansouci of New Hampshire

“I try to maintain a good, safe, healthy household, and not spend foolishly,” says Thomas Sansouci, a Manchester, NH husband, father and grandfather. He’s always believed that “life’s expensive enough without that”

It’s a good thing that he’s been so committed to saving (as he puts it, “I’ve always been […]