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Three Ways to Avoid Paying Checking and Savings Account Fees

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Written by Lani Poblete · 27 October 2017

From monthly maintenance fees, to ATM withdrawal fees, to minimum balance fees, it can be hard to keep up with all the fees that are often associated with having a checking or savings account.

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The Big 4 of Retirement Concerns

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 18 October 2017

Retirement can be a relaxing and satisfying stage of life, though it does come with challenges. Facing them can provoke anxiety, even if you’ve been planning and saving for years. 

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How to get a head start on saving for college

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 12 October 2017

The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report.

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Saving to buy a car? Here's what you should know.

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Written by Lani Poblete · 11 October 2017

Whether you’re preparing to buy your first car or replace a current vehicle, you will need to first determine what kind of car you want and how much you can afford.

Three ways to cut costs in college

College Education Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 09 October 2017

By Kathy Sweedler, Consumer Economics Educator, University of Illinois Extension.

Typically people think of spending—not saving—while in college. It’s true that once you choose where to attend school, your tuition and fees costs are fixed. However, at many schools tuition and fees may be less than half of your overall costs.

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

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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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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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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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