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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 24, 2013

    Avoid any nasty surprises this #holiday season by budgeting for the "extras." http://ow.ly/COVDP

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  • The #FridayFive: Gobble Gobble

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 21, 2014

    Each week, the #FridayFive brings you the top five tweets that highlight important or trending topics from the Twitterverse. While we hope that you're on the @AmericaSaves Twitter bandwagon, we want to be sure that you're getting the best and latest from this week's personal finance, savings, and financial news. 

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  • BONUS BLOG: Re-using and Making Decorations

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 20, 2014

    If you read yesterday's post on beating the holiday financial blues, you may have gathered some great tips for setting your holiday goals, building your budget, and being a savvy spender as well as a savvy saver. Our authors didn't stop there!

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  • Beating the Holiday Financial Blues

    Written by Guest Blogger | November 19, 2014

    By Laura M. Frey, LMFT, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Family Sciences, University of Kentucky and Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist

    Holidays are often an exciting time of the year. Spending time with family, enjoying time off work, and celebrating with family traditions are enjoyable activities. However, the holidays can also represent added stress due to the crunch on your wallet.

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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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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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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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