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Get Your Recent College Graduate in Financial Shape

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 15 May 2018

Do you have a recent college graduate returning home this summer? If so, your adult child may need a reality check about money management. The next step after walking across that stage is full on adulthood, and it’s important to understand the financial basics. Here’s how you can support your adult child in developing good financial habits.

Celebrate Mother's Day on a Budget

Budgeting Savings Tips Shopping Holiday
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 09 May 2018

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, have you bought a present yet? If not, we’ve got some creative, last-minute gift ideas that are cost-effective and meaningful.

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

Savings
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 24 April 2018

By making a few changes, you can make a difference and help protect the environment. Here are our 10 easy 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

Savings Tips Retirement Compound Interest Savings
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:

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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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Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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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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