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  • Written by Tammy Greynolds | October 21, 2014

    Drum up #holiday cheer w/a #frugal #family project! Share the gift of giving. http://ow.ly/CVOla  

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  • The #FridayFive: Last-ditch Holiday #SavingsTips

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | December 19, 2014

    Each week, the #FridayFive brings you the top five tweets highlighting important or trending topics from the Twitterverse. While we hope that you're already a regular follower of @AmericaSaves on Twitter, we want to be sure that you're getting the week’s top tweets on personal finance, savings, and financial news.

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  • Prepare for Life's Surprises...With Your Tax Return

    Written by Guest Blogger | December 18, 2014

    The following post has been modified from the Military Saves Blog. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

    By now, you may already know how you want to spend your tax return. Before you’ve spent the money in your mind, think about the many challenges that life can pose. These challenges can often be eased by having some money saved.

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  • Should You Consider an Extended Warranty?

    Written by Guest Blogger | December 17, 2014

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

    Extended warranties are available on a multitude of items ranging from DVDs to major household appliances and automobiles. Often it can be difficult during the few seconds you have at the cash register to make an informed decision about purchasing an extended warranty for a product.

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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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Taking Steps toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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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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