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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 2, 2018

    Saving for retirement can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Head to AceYourRetirement.org this America Saves Week to start #AcingRetirement. #ASW18

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  • Here's How You Can Get Ready for America Saves Week

    Written by Darlene Aderoju | February 22, 2018

    America Saves Week 2018 begins Monday! We’re so glad you’ve made the decision to encourage others to develop good savings habits. Here’s how you can prepare to participate in the week:

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  • Calling all savers: Here’s what America Saves Week has to offer you!

    Written by Madalyn Pemberton | February 21, 2018

    It’s that time of year again! America Saves Week 2018 kicks off next Monday, February 26 and goes through Saturday, March 3.

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Save While You Shop

    Written by Darlene Aderoju | February 15, 2018

    There's a certain thrill you get when you treat yourself to a new wardrobe or restock your fridge with fresh groceries. It feels like a well-deserved reward. While shopping might seem completely harmless, it can be detrimental to your budget. You can indulge every now and then, but the trick is to never get carried away.

    Here are five ways to save money the next time you shop.

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  • 6 steps for 20-something tax filers

    Written by Madalyn Pemberton | February 13, 2018

    Better Money Habits has six simple steps to help you avoid rookie mistakes and take advantage of savings opportunities, whether this is your first time filing federal income taxes or your fifth.

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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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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