Maybe I'm confused, but "their savings was" sounds wrong to me. I'd say "their savings were." It just sounds right to me.
FROM ANOTHER ONLINE ARTICLE: His 195 tackles in ‘02 is only the second-highest total in Dolphins history.
His 195 tackles in '02 are only the second-highest total in Dolphins history.
ALSO FOUND ONLINE: Jerry Jones always made it clear that he’s not afraid of being a gambler when it comes to his teams’ roster.
Jones only owns one team (the Dallas Cowboys), so it would be team's, not teams'.
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