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Written by Annie Cromwell | December 18, 2013
This comes from the most recent American Saver Newsletter
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.Read more...
Written by April Crews | December 17, 2013
If you still have holiday shopping, parties, and travel to plan and spend for, chances are anxiety will set in at some point. If you are feeling overwhelmed, one way to help reduce your stress is to see where you can cut costs. If you’re looking for ways to save in the coming weeks, use the Military Saves theme to help you save this holiday season: Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | December 13, 2013
By: Xavier Epps, Financial Adviser and Owner of XNE Financial Advising, LLC
With the end of the calendar year right around the corner and the holiday season coming to an end, many Americans are gearing up for another busy season…the TAX SEASON! Some already know what they’d like to do with a tax refund if they receive one, and some have embedded plans into their minds on how to utilize refunds right after they’ve received it (i.e., when someone blindly comments, “I know what I’m going to do with my tax refund next year” after they notice they didn’t do anything of significance with the current refund). Learning how to plan wisely for usage of a tax refund is the key to financial success in 2014 and many years to come.Read more...