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5 Easy Ways to Save While You Shop

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 15 February 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

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 13 February 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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When Good Credit Is Romantic: Your Credit Score May Affect Your Love Life

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Written by Guest Blogger · 09 February 2018

By FINRA Staff

Can your credit score predict how long your relationship will last? The answer may be yes, according to a study published by The Federal Reserve.

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5 Things the IRS Will Never Do

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 February 2018

When you think about tax season, you’re probably thinking about getting your refund. But there’s something else to keep in mind--these next few months are the peak time for scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack.

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Valentine's Day Hacks to Save You Money

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 07 February 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, and it doesn’t even have to cost much.

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Tip of the Day

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

    If you’re a coupon-clipper or comparison-shopper, you can save for retirement. Visit AceYourRetirement.org during America Saves Week to start #AcingRetirement today #ASW18

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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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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Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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Written by Super User | September 16, 2013

To celebrate America Saves Week (Feb. 26-March 3, 2018), America Saves is launching the #ImSavingForSweepstakes. It’s easy to enter. Start by taking the America Saves Pledge below for your chance to win $500 toward your goal, then boost your potential prize by an additional $250 by sharing your savings goal, story, or tip on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. After pledging, you will receive an email to confirm your entry and instructions on how to enhance your entry by sharing on social media. See the Offical Rules. Questions or problems entering? Contact us

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