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When Good Credit Is Romantic: Your Credit Score May Affect Your Love Life

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Written by Guest Blogger · 09 February 2018

By FINRA Staff

Can your credit score predict how long your relationship will last? The answer may be yes, according to a study published by The Federal Reserve.

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5 Things the IRS Will Never Do

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 February 2018

When you think about tax season, you’re probably thinking about getting your refund. But there’s something else to keep in mind--these next few months are the peak time for scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack.

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Valentine's Day Hacks to Save You Money

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 07 February 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, and it doesn’t even have to cost much.

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10 Easy Ways to Prepare for Your Tax Site Visit

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Written by Guest Blogger · 25 January 2018

By Maureen T. Haggblom, Director of Income Impact, United Way of Anchorage

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And - It IS that time of year again. Just to help you get started (which is the hardest thing to do when it comes to taxes!), here are some tips from the far, frozen northern region of the country.

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5 Steps to Creating a Budget

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 23 January 2018

It’s a new year, which makes it the perfect time to start practicing good spending habits!

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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 2, 2018

    Getting a large check from the IRS? You could win BIG for saving just $50 of your #taxrefund with #SaveYourRefund. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2jGAHW9 #ASW18

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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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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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