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Student Loan Debt 101

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 03 May 2018

If you’re a recent college graduate that borrowed student loans, you might be starting to realize what you signed up for. Nearly three-quarters of students graduate with student loan debt. If you’re one of them, it’s important to include your loan debt repayment in your financial planning.

Saving Energy = Saving Money

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 24 April 2018

Earth Day has come and gone, but you can play your part in saving the environment by changing the way you consume energy all year.

Here are our 10 favorite ways you can save energy and money in your home and on the road:

How to Start Planning for Retirement if You Haven't Already

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 13 April 2018

It’s never too early or too late to start planning for retirement.

In fact, the sooner you begin planning, the better off you’ll be. Here are three retirement planning tips to keep in mind:

Are You a Good Saver?

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 11 April 2018

Financial Literacy Month is the perfect time to assess your savings and evaluate your level of financial preparedness. Start by asking yourself these three questions:

5 Ways Higher Interest Rates Could Impact You

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 11 April 2018

The Federal Reserve has raised its target interest rate after five years of record lows. This means you may be at risk of paying more interest on your mortgage, private student loans and car note if you're looking to buy. Here’s a roundup of what this means for you.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 23, 2013

    Tip to #Save: Pay off Credit Cards as Soon as Possible. http://ow.ly/FJyDM via @Bankrate

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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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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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