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5 Ways to Capitalize on Your Credit Cards

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 04 October 2018

This Financial Planning Month, plan to use your credit cards to your advantage. No matter how much you try to avoid them, we all use credit cards sometimes. Having money set aside for unplanned expenses is one way to avoid overspending on your card. Here are some credit card tips and tricks from Bank of America’s Better Money Habits so when you do use your card, you can earn cash back and receive rewards on some of your transactions.

Americans Can Win Big for Saving at Tax Time with SaveYourRefund

Tax Time Saving Tax Credit Press Release SaveYourRefund
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 04 October 2018

Commonwealth and America Saves Team up for the Seventh Year of the SaveYourRefund Campaign

Contact:
Tammy Bruzon, America Saves: (202) 387-6121
Dylan Manley, Commonwealth: (617) 202-0536

BOSTON (October 4, 2018) — The 2019 SaveYourRefund campaign will once again give tax filers across the country the chance to win cash prizes for saving a portion of their tax refunds.

3 Reasons to Take Advantage of Free Credit Freezes

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 28 September 2018

As of September 21, 2018, you can freeze and unfreeze your credit with Experian, Transunion and Equifax for free. A credit freeze prohibits lenders from accessing your credit report, making it more difficult for anyone to steal your identity or access your financial assets without your permission. Previously, only residents of certain states had access to such freezes free of charge. Here’s why you should take advantage of this freebie.

Highlighting Saver Resources during Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Sara Cooper · 18 September 2018

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month! What better time to share Spanish-language advice, tips, and tools from America Saves? This month is a great opportunity for organizations to take advantage of the ready-made content at America Saves En Español that helps Spanish speakers start saving.

It’s National Preparedness Month: Make a plan

Written by Guest Blogger · 13 September 2018

By Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Extreme weather and natural disasters can occur with little warning. This year’s floods and wildfires are proof of that. Are you ready to leave your home at a moment’s notice? You can reduce your anxiety about these scary events by making sure you are prepared if and when they happen. September is National Preparedness Month and a good time to get your family, pets, and property ready. You can, for example:

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 26, 2013

    Let this be the year that you put an end to bringing in the New Year with financial guilt and stress.  http://ow.ly/rcJIn 

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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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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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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