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How to get a head start on saving for college

College Education Saving for College Family Savings
Written by Madeline Daniels · 12 October 2017

The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report.

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Saving to buy a car? Here's what you should know.

Savings Tips Car Big Ticket Savings
Written by Lani Poblete · 11 October 2017

Whether you’re preparing to buy your first car or replace a current vehicle, you will need to first determine what kind of car you want and how much you can afford.

Three ways to cut costs in college

College Education Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 09 October 2017

By Kathy Sweedler, Consumer Economics Educator, University of Illinois Extension.

Typically people think of spending—not saving—while in college. It’s true that once you choose where to attend school, your tuition and fees costs are fixed. However, at many schools tuition and fees may be less than half of your overall costs.

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It's Mission Critical to Create a Financial Plan For Your Future

Military Saves Savings Tips Retirement Personal Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 03 October 2017

By the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

It’s mission critical to create a financial plan for your future.

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

    Save and invest wisely this America Saves Week by asking these important questions from the @SEC about the fees you pay: #ASW18

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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.


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.


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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