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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 14, 2014

    Use debit and credit cards prudently. To minimize interest charges, try to limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. If you use a debit card, don't rely on an overdraft feature to spend money you don't have. With either approach, you'll have more money available for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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  • 6 Tips to Help You Reduce Credit Card Debt

    Written by April Crews | April 16, 2014

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

    You or someone you know will most likely deal with some type of credit card debt. But you can avoid credit card debt, and pay down your debt faster, if you are disciplined and determined not to let your credit cards control you. Here are some tips that can help:

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  • 3 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

    Written by Katie Bryan | April 15, 2014

    America Saves celebrates National Financial Literacy Month, recognized in April, by sharing three ways individuals can take financial action by saving money, reducing debt, and building wealth.

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  • Raising Money Smart Kids

    Written by Guest Blogger | April 14, 2014

    By Barbara Miller, Financial Counselling Supervisor with LSS Financial Counseling

    In the wake of Money Smart Week, we refocus on being financially prepared. What a fabulous idea since so many people struggle to reach financial stability. And what better way to raise your kids than to give them the tools they need to understand how money really works.  This article looks at some simple yet proven ways to help your kids become financially literate from the start.

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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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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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Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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