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How to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 June 2018

Now that summer is approaching, you might be gearing up for your next trip. Whether vacation means sunbathing on a beach or snowboarding down an icy slope, you can plan your trip on a budget. Bank of America’s Better Money Habits has some great tips for saving money on your next trip. Here are five ways you can save.

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas that Don't Cost a Fortune

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 07 June 2018

Father’s Day is a little more than a week away, do you have your gift ready to go? If not, you’re definitely not the only one looking for a last minute gift idea. Here are some gifts that’ll help put a smile on the dad in your life’s face without costing you a fortune.

4 Ways to Save Money With a Fluctuating Income

Written by Guest Blogger · 06 June 2018

By Jacquelyn Pica

Getting paid a steady salary is great, but it’s not a reality for everyone.

We live in a world of freelancers, independent contractors, side hustlers and commission-based jobs. Although this type of work doesn’t offer the same consistent paycheck, there are still ways to budget and save money when you have a fluctuating income.

Nursing Assistant and Waitress Win $10,000 for Inspirational Financial Stories

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 05 June 2018

Commonwealth and America Saves Announce SaveYourRefund $10,000 Grand Prize Winners

How Cassandra and Tara won $10,000 each just by saving for their futures

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Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 05 June 2018

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  • Written by Super User | August 28, 2013

    In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283.

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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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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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