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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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  • Written by Administrator2 | January 15, 2014

    Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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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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