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Understanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 23 March 2018

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable federal income tax credit for low- and moderate-income working households.

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Spring Cleaning: Financial Edition

Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 15 March 2018

Spring is a time of transition and renewal, from the flowers and trees blooming, to lighter and shorter clothing replacing winter wear, to springing forward for daylight saving time.

Plan your Dream Vacation for Cheap

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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

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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.

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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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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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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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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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