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The #FridayFive: Last-ditch Holiday #SavingsTips

Savings Tips Holiday #FridayFive
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 19 December 2014

Each week, the #FridayFive brings you the top five tweets highlighting important or trending topics from the Twitterverse. While we hope that you're already a regular follower of @AmericaSaves on Twitter, we want to be sure that you're getting the week’s top tweets on personal finance, savings, and financial news.

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Prepare for Life's Surprises...With Your Tax Return

Tax Time Saving Savings Tips
Written by Guest Blogger · 18 December 2014

The following post has been modified from the Military Saves Blog. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

By now, you may already know how you want to spend your tax return. Before you’ve spent the money in your mind, think about the many challenges that life can pose. These challenges can often be eased by having some money saved.

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Should You Consider an Extended Warranty?

Budgeting Holiday Savings Warranty
Written by Guest Blogger · 17 December 2014

By Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist

Extended warranties are available on a multitude of items ranging from DVDs to major household appliances and automobiles. Often it can be difficult during the few seconds you have at the cash register to make an informed decision about purchasing an extended warranty for a product.

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Help Build a Foundation for Your Child's Money Skills, part 1

Family Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 11 December 2014

For parents with children ages 3 to 5

This guest post is courtesy of CFPB and FDIC’s joint education and awareness campaign.

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Six Warning Signs That You May Be Spending Too Much Money This Holiday Season

Budgeting Holiday Savings
Written by Laura Roler · 10 December 2014

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

The holidays are fast approaching, and you may already be spending money and buying gifts to prepare. Before you spend too much money, take a moment to watch for these six warning signs that you may be spending too much money this holiday season.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 19, 2013

    Keep #holiday #debt in check by setting a #savings plan & sticking to it! http://ow.ly/COU1y

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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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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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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