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Another Dream Realized

American Saver Newsletter Saver Story
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 21 August 2014

This story comes from the most recent issue of the American Saver newsletter.

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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8 Ways to Save for Your Child’s Education

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Written by Guest Blogger · 19 August 2014

By Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance, Ball State University

One of the most important goals for parents is to find a way to help pay for their child’s education.  

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my Social Security Week

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 18 August 2014

This week (August 17 – 23, 2014), the Social Security Administration (SSA) is hosting their first National mySocial Security Week to encourage individuals to sign up for a my Social Security account. During the course of the week, the SSA will be hosting events across the country, as well as raising awareness through social media about the benefits of opening a my Social Security account.

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The #FridayFive: Help, Habits, Apps, & Debt

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 15 August 2014

Do you follow @AmericaSaves on Twitter? If not, you may have missed out on some great articles or blog posts this week about personal finance, savings, or news from America Saves and its campaigns. ICYMI, we share with you each Friday the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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Dealing With Back to School Expenses

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Written by Guest Blogger · 13 August 2014

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

By Sandy Boenig, AFC®, Military Saves Associate

Whether your child attends private, public, DOD, virtual or homeschool, the beginning of the school year has costs associated. How do you manage them?  Even purchasing the most basic supplies can add up pretty quickly.  With some preparatory sleuthing you can get through the process with the least possible pain.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 13, 2014

    Never purchase expensive items on impulse. Think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will mean you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases, and far more money for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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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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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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