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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 16, 2017

    Have questions about how to file taxes in your 20’s? Here are 6 easy steps from #BetterMoneyHabits: http://bit.ly/2iH8ICq @AmericaSaves

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  • The Big 4 of Retirement Concerns

    Written by Madalyn Pemberton | October 18, 2017

    Retirement can be a relaxing and satisfying stage of life, though it does come with challenges. Facing them can provoke anxiety, even if you’ve been planning and saving for years. 

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  • How to get a head start on saving for college

    Written by Madeline Daniels | October 12, 2017

    The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report.

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  • Saving to buy a car? Here's what you should know.

    Written by Lani Poblete | October 11, 2017

    Whether you’re preparing to buy your first car or replace a current vehicle, you will need to first determine what kind of car you want and how much you can afford.

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  • Three ways to cut costs in college

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 9, 2017

    By Kathy Sweedler, Consumer Economics Educator, University of Illinois Extension.

    Typically people think of spending—not saving—while in college. It’s true that once you choose where to attend school, your tuition and fees costs are fixed. However, at many schools tuition and fees may be less than half of your overall costs.

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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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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | 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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