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How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

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Written by FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff · 18 January 2017

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No one wants to pay more tax than they owe, and no one wants to be scammed out of their hard-earned money. So, what can you do to protect yourself from tax and other scams that propagate this time of year?

Build your New Year’s resolution the SMART way

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 11 January 2017

Are you working on your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re one of just over 60 percent of Americans who do so. The fact is that only 8 percent of people are actually successful in achieving their resolution, but people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times – yes, 10 times – more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t.

Meet the winners of July’s $50 savings challenge

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 04 January 2017

The New Year is here, and as we look toward the future, we can’t help but to reflect on successes over the past year. America Saves introduced a series of savings challenges, providing opportunities to get a jump start on savings goals. We were thrilled to help savers find the motivation they needed in 2016.

5 ways to protect yourself from holiday scams

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 14 December 2016

The holidays are underway, but that doesn’t mean that shopping is yet complete. Unfortunately, it does mean that there are still opportunities for your identity and your financial information to be compromised.

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Manage your money better with three basic steps

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 09 December 2016

Being good with money isn’t about how much you make—it’s all about how you plan. Whether you’re handling finances for yourself or for the whole family, what you need to be good with money is everyday management.

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

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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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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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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