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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | March 7, 2014

    #Saving for a house, car or tuition? Apply your #tax refund toward these goals. http://ow.ly/rrBJe

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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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  • Five Tips for Building Retirement Security

    Written by Guest Blogger | April 11, 2014

    This content is provided courtesy of RetireOnYourTerms.org
     
    Retirement is a season of life that many working Americans expect to come in due time at the end of their careers. Yet current conditions challenge this assumption as longer life spans, the cost of health care, changes in employee benefits, and uncertainty with Social Security and Medicare are all contributing to a more complex and trying path to attaining a financially secure retirement. But with some planning and diligence, retirement security can still be attained.
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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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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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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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