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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 14, 2014

    To minimize interest charges, limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. In the end you'll have more for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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  • The #FridayFive: Education, Security, & the Tooth Fairy

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | August 22, 2014

    Are you an @AmericaSaves follower on Twitter? If not, you may have missed out on some great articles or blog posts from America Saves, its local campaigns, or its partners this week about personal finance, savings, or the latest financial news. ICYMI, we share with you each Friday the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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  • Another Dream Realized

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | August 21, 2014

    This story comes from the most recent issue of the American Saver newsletter.

    Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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  • 8 Ways to Save for Your Child’s Education

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 19, 2014

    By Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance, Ball State University

    One of the most important goals for parents is to find a way to help pay for their child’s education.  

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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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