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NCUA’s Adventure Game “Hit The Road” Helps Young People Learn Money Skills

Young Savers
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 April 2014

By Debbie Matz, NCUA Board Chairman

National Financial Literacy Month is coming to a close, but there are a lot of resources available to help young consumers become more educated about money. Promoting financial literacy is a year-round commitment for the National Credit Union Administration, and the agency offers many free financial literacy and education tools through its consumer protection website MyCreditUnion.gov and the financial literacy microsite Pocket Cents, which is dedicated to helping youth, tweens and teens, young adults, parents and educators, families, seniors, and servicemembers learn how to make smarter financial decisions.

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Win Rewards, and a Chance at $100, When You Sign Up for America Saves Text Messages!

Written by Katie Bryan · 21 April 2014

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month we have partnered with Save Up to reward those who sign up for text message tips and reminders now through April 30, 2014. As a bonus, everyone who signs up for text messages will earn 200 credits and 10 instant plays with Save Up!  

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6 Tips to Help You Reduce Credit Card Debt

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Written by April Crews · 16 April 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

Financial Literacy Month
Written by Katie Bryan · 15 April 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

Young Savers Money Smart Week
Written by Guest Blogger · 14 April 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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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 23, 2013

    Tip to #Save: Pay off Credit Cards as Soon as Possible. http://ow.ly/pX9nu via @Bankrate

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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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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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