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Be Prepared: Have a Graduation Emergency Fund

Written by Guest Blogger · 21 February 2011

This article is by guest blogger Ashley Jacobs, the author of the College Cents column on Wise Bread. Wise Bread is a community of bloggers that aims to help you live large on a small budget.

Why Women Need to Save More for Retirement

Written by Guest Blogger · 16 January 2011

This month's guest author is Cindy Hounsell, President of WISER, the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve opportunities for women to secure retirement income.

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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | October 21, 2014

    Impulse buys are an easy way to blow your holiday budget. Make a plan & stick to it! http://ow.ly/CVJZf

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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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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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