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Plan your Dream Vacation for Cheap

Savings Tips
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 14 March 2018

Vacation anyone? Summer is fast approaching so you might be gearing up for your next trip. Luckily, you don’t have to be rolling in dough to travel! Here are some tips to help you save money on your next getaway.

3 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself Against Fraud

Identity Theft Fraud Identity Fraud Tax Time
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 14 March 2018

Fake debt collection, identity theft and imposter scams are topping the list of fraud reported in 2017. There were nearly 350,000 reports of imposter scams last year, which resulted in $328 million unrightfully paid to individuals posing as loved ones, government officials and more, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

America Saves Week 2018 Roundup: Check Out these Webinars!

America Saves Week
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 06 March 2018
We'd like to specially thank our partners and friends for making America Saves Week 2018 a success. We are so glad that so many organizations joined together to encourage others to save. 
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FinTech for Personal Financial Success

Automatic Savings Savings Tips FinTech
Written by Guest Blogger · 05 March 2018

By Darren Liddell & Chris Moreno

Have you ever looked at your bank account balance a week after being paid and wondered where all your money went?

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Saving as a Family

America Saves Week Family Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 03 March 2018

By Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D.; Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Kansas State University/Kansas Saves

Sometimes when children hear their parents or other adults in their lives talking about cutting spending or saving money, they assume that the family is going through a rough patch.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 6, 2014

    First saving strategy: Pay off high-cost debt http://ow.ly/sj3vP

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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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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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