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Savings Option for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities

Written by Guest Blogger · 09 August 2017

By Chris Rodriguez, Director of Public Policy, National Disability Institute. 

Transformation

According to the Oxford Dictionary, transformation is a “marked change in form, nature or appearance.”

There are many reasons that the impact of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and, by extension, ABLE accounts, will be transformative to millions of individuals with disabilities and their families.For children, youth, and working-age adults with disabilities, there are multiple reasons to recognize the power and potential of ABLE.

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The Building Blocks of Excellent Credit

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Written by Martin A. Smith, CRPC®, AIFA®, President of Wealthcare Financial Group, Inc. · 01 August 2017

Do you want to build excellent credit? If you are shopping for a mortgage or car loan or a credit card, simply paying your debts on time is not the only requirement to building excellent credit. Here are some other considerations:

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Save Big on Your Next Vacation with Technology & Pre-Planning

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 27 July 2017

Still hoping to get in a family vacation before the kids go back to school but aren’t sure if it’s affordable at this point? Check out these tips on how to save on vacation to help you get the break that you and your family deserve without taking on additional financial stress.

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Millennials – A “Bucket List” to Help Manage Credit and Debt

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Written by FINRA Investor Education · 03 July 2017

By FINRA Investor Education Staff

Got debt? You're not alone. Many Americans are carrying buckets of debt.

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10 things you can do to protect your money before traveling

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 23 June 2017

The point of vacations is to rest and recharge, but financial surprises can disrupt your fun. To reduce potential stressors, here are ten travel tips courtesy of Better Money Habits to help you plan ahead. 

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

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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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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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