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Want to Raise More Money?

Written by Guest Blogger · 23 August 2011

By Andrea Pokorny, Executive Editor & Founder of MainstreamMom
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Raising money

Money management and raising children are very similar. Money requires TLC just like the kids. And if you have children, you know they grow in what seems to be like lightening speed (your money can do that too). So if you begin to manage our money with a fraction of the time you spend raising your kids, first off you might be more inclined to take better care of it. Secondly, your little "clams" will stretch further than you think and grow faster than you'd ever expected. If you were to scrutinize your "money parenting", would you find yourself neglectful? Have you deprived and ignored those sweet little clams? Let's face it, money isn't everything. But, managing it well will allow you to spend it when you want, give it when you want and of course it provides financial security. It will give you freedom and peace of mind. That's all. Learning how to manage your money better takes a little education. Paying off your debt, establishing an emergency fund and saving for big expenses or even retirement takes dedication. The good news is, it's all simple math.

Wealth Gap Highlights Importance of Saving for Low-Income Households

Written by Katie Bryan · 22 August 2011

Pew Wealth GapLast week we release a statement on the Pew Research Center’s findings that the median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 19 times that of Hispanic households:

“We are disappointed but not surprised to learn that the economic recession took a far greater toll on the wealth of minorities than whites. The Pew Research Center’s report found that about a third of black and Hispanic households had zero or negative net worth in 2009, compared with only 15 percent of white households. These results only reaffirm that creating a culture of savings in America needs to be a top priority – especially among low-income earners. We need to continue to work diligently to encourage people to save or the wealth gap will only widen.

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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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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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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