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How Ivonne won $25,000 just by saving a portion of her tax refund

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Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 26 May 2017

“My parents always taught us that you should spend on what you need and not what you want.”

America Saves and National Retirement Planning Coalition Encourage Americans to Rethink Retirement

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 03 April 2017

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2017

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 America Saves Joins Effort to Promote Retirement Planning 

Do I have to file taxes this year?

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 17 March 2017

Not all Americans file tax returns, and in truth, not all need to. However, there are some good reasons that can be counted in cash why you might want to file a return, even if you don’t have to.

National Consumer Protection Week 2017

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Written by Federal Trade Commission · 06 March 2017

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. This year, NCPW takes place March 5 through 11.

#ASW17 Savings Focus: Save for Emergencies

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 04 March 2017

It’s the last day of America Saves Week, and while we're sorry to see it go, we're so grateful for all the participation from our partners and friends in personal finance, and savers like you!

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

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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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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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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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