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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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Spring Break on a Budget

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 28 March 2018

Spring break vacations can help make these last few chilly weeks feel much more tolerable. While prices might be lower than during summer months, it still requires a decent amount of funds to jet-set off to an exotic location, especially if you have children. To help you stay on track with longer-term savings goals, we’ve compiled some tips and ideas on how to save on spring break while still getting the retreat that you and your family deserve. 

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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.

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

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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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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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