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Is your child a victim of identity theft? We’re serious.

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Written by Guest Blogger · 23 April 2014

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

by Carol Kando-Pineda, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

Right about now is the time when many of us are searching for scholarships and financial aid for our college-bound kids. Or maybe Junior is interviewing for his first job — or Muffy is buying her first car. In the middle of the paperwork, you might get a nasty surprise: your child’s credit report shows unpaid bills and a loan default.

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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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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 9, 2014

    Fourth saving strategy: Save automatically through a monthly transfer from checking to savings http://ow.ly/sj3vP

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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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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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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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