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Veterans Financial Coalition Formed to Serve Financial Needs of Transitioning Veterans

Military Saves Resource Veterans
Written by April Crews · 23 July 2014

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

A new coalition to serve the needs of transitioning veterans was formed last month, and includes a partnership between five major consumer organizations including Military Saves and our coordinating organization Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The new Veterans Financial Coalition will work to improve the financial security of the nation’s growing veteran population as they return to civilian life.

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Committing to America Saves

Young Savers Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 July 2014

By Naomi Camper, Head of Nonprofit Engagement, JPMorgan Chase 

Beginning a new job can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience, particularly for first-time workers. New names and faces, a series of responsibilities, and high expectations swirl those first few days and weeks on the job. It is important to ensure that first-time workers receive the support and guidance they need to succeed professionally and personally, both inside and outside of the workplace.

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What Savers Say

Savings Tips Personal Savings Family Savings
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 21 July 2014

If you read the blog, like us on Facebook, or follow @AmericaSaves on Twitter, you know that we love to share the best tips and advice on personal finance, savings, budgeting, and managing debt that we can get our hands on. We realize, though, that often the best advice comes from you, the saver.

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The #FridayFive: Setting Up for Success, a Tale of Savings, Budgets, & More.

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 18 July 2014

Do you follow @AmericaSaves on Twitter? If not, it’s likely you’ve missed out on some great articles or blog posts from the past week related to 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 partnering organizations.

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Order Free Copy of the GSA Consumer Handbook

Written by April Crews · 16 July 2014

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

Like civilians, servicemembers and their families make many financial decisions every day on everything from where to eat and buy groceries to choosing where to bank and what type of credit card to apply for – all of which must be made wisely in order to make a positive impact on our lives. The GSA Consumer Action Handbook was created to help you with these types decisions.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 14, 2013

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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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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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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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