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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | March 15, 2014

    Many view tax refunds as bonuses, but they’re a chance to improve yr financial situation. http://ow.ly/rrBJe

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  • 6 Tips to Help You Reduce Credit Card Debt

    Written by April Crews | April 16, 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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  • 3 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

    Written by Katie Bryan | April 15, 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

    Written by Guest Blogger | April 14, 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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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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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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