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  • Written by Tammy Greynolds | October 21, 2014

    Drum up #holiday cheer w/a #frugal #family project! Share the gift of giving. http://ow.ly/CVOla  

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  • The #FridayFive: Last-ditch Holiday #SavingsTips

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | December 19, 2014

    Each week, the #FridayFive brings you the top five tweets highlighting important or trending topics from the Twitterverse. While we hope that you're already a regular follower of @AmericaSaves on Twitter, we want to be sure that you're getting the week’s top tweets on personal finance, savings, and financial news.

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  • Prepare for Life's Surprises...With Your Tax Return

    Written by Guest Blogger | December 18, 2014

    The following post has been modified from the Military Saves Blog. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

    By now, you may already know how you want to spend your tax return. Before you’ve spent the money in your mind, think about the many challenges that life can pose. These challenges can often be eased by having some money saved.

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  • Should You Consider an Extended Warranty?

    Written by Guest Blogger | December 17, 2014

    By Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist

    Extended warranties are available on a multitude of items ranging from DVDs to major household appliances and automobiles. Often it can be difficult during the few seconds you have at the cash register to make an informed decision about purchasing an extended warranty for a product.

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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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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 7, 2014

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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