Save Your Refund!

Too many of us are caught unprepared for an unexpected financial emergency.  Life happens. It could be surprise car or home repairs, an injury or illness or last minute travel, but we have all encountered these unexpected costs. The only way we can bounce back from these situations is by having savings. Tax season is a great time to think about saving money.

With the high cost of living on Long Island, it can be very difficult to take a little bit of our regular income and put it into savings. That is why America Saves and Common Wealth started the SaveYourRefund initiative. This initiative encourages people to take a portion of their refund and have it deposited directly into a savings account using the tax Form 8888. This unique opportunity allows you to use part of your refund for current expenses and part to begin or continue to save for those unexpected times.

Through SaveYourRefund, all tax filers 18 and older who use Form 8888 to save a portion of their tax refund can enter for a chance to win one of 100 prizes of $100. They can also enter the photo contest for a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000.

Take the first step today and take the America Saves pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time. With $35,000 in prizes and 101 chances to win, you have nothing to lose!

See people just like you who won money just by saving some of their refund! 

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