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  • In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283.

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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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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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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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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