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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 20, 2013

    Setting reasonable expectations can help keep your #holiday festivities #frugal! http://ow.ly/COTJP

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  • Beware of Holiday Budget Busters

    Written by Laura Roler | October 29, 2014

    The following post comes from the Military Saves blog. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

    By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

    The holiday season almost always means extra expenses, ones that are often not considered when thinking of a monthly budget. 

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  • 25 Effortlessly Frugal Last Minute Halloween Costumes

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 28, 2014

    By LaTisha D. Styles, millennial-minded blogger & voice of YoungFinances.com, a platform where readers with very little knowledge of financial markets can learn to invest and manage their money. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter

    We are just a few days before October 31st and you have yet to find a costume. More than that, because you understand the importance of saving, you are unwilling to derail your savings goal for this year by splurging on a one day event.

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  • Financial Strategies by Generation (for Young, Middle Aged, and Older Adults)

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | October 22, 2014

    The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

    by Military Families Learning Network

    Service members, military retirees, and their families  cross a variety of ages and life stages, but saving for retirement should be a priority no matter what your stage of life.

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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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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