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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 7, 2014

    Second saving strategy: Save for emergencies http://ow.ly/sj3vP

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  • How to Save for Your Child’s Education with a 529 Plan

    Written by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2014

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

    By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Financial Resource Management Specialist, eXtension Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) & Rutgers Cooperative Extension

    Saving for a child’s post-secondary education is an important financial goal for many military families. There are three ways that servicemembers can pay for college or post-secondary vocational/technical school costs:

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  • Earning Compound Interest

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 29, 2014

    There is a lot of talk about compound interest in the world of personal finance. It is a double-edged sword that can be your worst enemy – exponentially increasing the amount of debt you owe – or your very best friend, steadily growing the size of your savings or retirement account.  But do you know how it works?

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  • New Partner Resource Packet: Saving for College

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 28, 2014

    The new Partner Resource Packet for the end of summer is out!

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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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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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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