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A Quarter Saved…

Savings Tips Real Savers American Saver Saver Story
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 18 September 2014

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

No one knows better than Savers how to find the extra dollar here and quarter there that, over time, add up to substantial savings. Here are a few of their favorite savings tips.

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Are You in Debt?

Debt Financial Planning Credit Counseling
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 September 2014

by Gail Cunningham, Media Relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

People often ask me how they can tell if they’re in debt.  My standard answer is, “If it feels like it, you probably are.” Simply posing the question proves that you’re concerned.

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The #FridayFive: C.R.E.A.M.

#FridayFive
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 12 September 2014

If you aren’t on the @AmericaSaves Twitter bandwagon, it’s possible that you missed out on some great tweets this week! ICYMI, we want to share with you the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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Five Steps to Manage Your Student’s College Debt

Debt College Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 11 September 2014

By Brendan Coughlin, Head of Education and Auto Finance, Citizens Financial Group

According to a new study by Citizens Financial Group, only 55 percent of parents with children in college have a plan in place to pay for and manage their children’s college debt. Considering ninety-four percent of both parents and college students are concerned about the rising cost of college, not having a payment plan is a major cause for concern.

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College Bound

College Young Savers Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 10 September 2014

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

Do you have a son or daughter who is college bound this fall? Prior to heading off to college, it is important that students have a basic understanding of money management skills.

For many students, college may be the first time they have been responsible for managing their own money. Even if mom and dad are paying all of the bills, they will not be around to help their child make everyday spending decisions.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 14, 2014

    To minimize interest charges, limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. In the end you'll have more for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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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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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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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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