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How to Start Planning for Retirement if You Haven't Already

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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:

Are You a Good Saver?

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 11 April 2018

Financial Literacy Month is the perfect time to assess your savings and evaluate your level of financial preparedness. Start by asking yourself these three questions:

5 Ways Higher Interest Rates Could Impact You

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 11 April 2018

The Federal Reserve has raised its target interest rate after five years of record lows. This means you may be at risk of paying more interest on your mortgage, private student loans and car note if you're looking to buy. Here’s a roundup of what this means for you.

3 Reasons Not to Consider a Big Tax Refund as “Extra Money”

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 30 March 2018

When you receive your tax refund, how do you usually spend it? If you’re one of the many people that views income tax as “extra money,” you might want to change your approach.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 21, 2013

    Still need a #gift idea? Here are some that will help others reduce #debt and #save more. http://ow.ly/r3ZaT 

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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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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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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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