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The Big 4 of Retirement Concerns

Debt Retirement Better Money Habits
Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 18 October 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

College Education Saving for College Family Savings
Written by Madeline Daniels · 12 October 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.

Savings Tips Car Big Ticket Savings
Written by Lani Poblete · 11 October 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.

Three ways to cut costs in college

College Education Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 09 October 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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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 16, 2017

    Millions miss out on the EITC b/c they don’t claim it or don’t file taxes at all: http://bit.ly/2i8Ticx @AmericaSaves

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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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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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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