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Do you and your money care about the same things?

Budgeting America Saves Week Goals
Written by Guest Blogger · 28 February 2018

By Heather Marshall, CFPC, MPP; Educator, AAA Fair Credit Foundation/Utah Saves

As the old adage goes “Actions speak louder than words.” On the topic in question, it is fair to say spending is an action that implies values. Which explains why the nature of finances can be so personal, and challenge us to ask the question, what do we value?

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Split Deposit: The Workplace Perk that Will Help Employees Build Wealth

Savings Tips America Saves Week Workplace Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 27 February 2018

By Bill Sullivan, Senior Director and Group Manager for Government and Industry, NACHA

American workers are not saving enough for their future or to even cover emergencies and planned expenses that may crop up in the short term.

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What do Online Shoppers and Investors Who Use Robo-Advisers Have in Common?

America Saves Week Investing
Written by Guest Blogger · 27 February 2018

By Lori Schock, Director of the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

What do online shoppers and investors who use robo-advisers have in common? Both provide convenience and oftentimes lower costs. But before you decide whether using a robo-adviser is the best way to invest, check out the SEC’s Investor Bulletin on Robo-Advisers.

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7 Ways to Get Your Savings on Track — No Apps Required

Debt Budgeting Savings Tips America Saves Week
Written by Guest Blogger · 27 February 2018

By Jacquelyn Pica, Penny Hoarder

We all want to save more money. The question is, how?

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 25, 2013

    Tip to #save when shopping: You can #save more than 10% by comparing prices at different stores.

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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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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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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