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6 Tips to Help You Reduce Credit Card Debt

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Written by April Crews · 16 April 2014

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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

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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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Five Tips for Building Retirement Security

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Written by Guest Blogger · 11 April 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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ATM Card, Debit Card, Credit Card: What’s the Difference?

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Written by Guest Blogger · 10 April 2014

I recently had a conversation with a local bank manager for an international bank.  The branch of this bank is located in a wealthy northern New Jersey town.  He told me about his frustration with his customers that did not understand the differences between an ATM card, a debit card, and a credit card. 

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 11, 2013

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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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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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