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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!

#ASW17 Savings Focus: Pay Off High-Interest Debt

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 03 March 2017

Debts that accrue interest over time can deal a major blow to your savings. But with planning, discipline, patience, and maybe some outside help, almost anyone can reduce their debts and start to accumulate wealth.

#ASW17 Savings Focus: Saving at Tax Time

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 02 March 2017

Tax season is upon us and while we often dread the paper pushing and number crunching, let’s not forget the excitement that comes with getting back some of your own hard-earned money in the form of a tax refund.

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

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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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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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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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