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ABLE Accounts – A Protected Savings Option for Persons with Disabilities

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Written by Guest Blogger · 25 February 2019

Written by Michael Morris, Executive Director, National Disability Institute (NDI)

Persons with disabilities who receive needs-based benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid or food stamps (SNAP) are limited to saving up to $2,000 so they can remain eligible for public benefits. ABLE accounts provide an opportunity for individuals to save over the $2,000 resource limit while keeping needed benefits.

#ASW19 Daily Theme: Save with a plan

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 25 February 2019

America Saves Week is finally here! Each day of America Saves Week highlights a unique theme offering fresh opportunities to discuss and promote personal savings. Today, we kick off the Week discussing the importance of saving with a plan.

Five Tax Tips for 2019

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Written by Lila Quintiliani · 12 February 2019

by Lila Quintiliani, AFC®, Military Saves Program Manager

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 30 November 2018

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact:

Coping With the Cost of Caregiving

Written by Guest Blogger · 06 November 2018

This article is provided by AARP. 

No matter where you work or what you do for a living, balancing work and family can be tough. But when the question of money comes into play, both can get even trickier. The fact is, financial advice for working families tends to focus on the cost of raising children, rather than the costs of caring for aging loved ones or family members with disabilities in need of long-term care.

One in eight Americans provides care for a loved one facing illness, a

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  • Written by Administrator2 | March 19, 2014

    Having emergency savings may be the most important way to stay afloat financially http://ow.ly/r6i1n

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Meet Esmeralda: 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner

Written by Lindsay Ferguson | June 4, 2019

“I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal.” 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner Esmeralda says that savings has always been about achieving self-sufficiency amidst tremendous adversity. “It’s hard to pay myself first,” says Esmeralda, particularly when you have to anticipate emergency expenses like a broken down car.

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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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