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You work. Why not let the EITC work for you?

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 25 January 2017

Did you know that you might have extra money waiting for you this tax season? For the last 40 years, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has made life better for millions of workers. Last year, more than 27 million eligible workers and families received more than $67 billion from the EITC, with an average credit of about $2,455. Yet the IRS estimates that one in five taxpayers misses this credit entirely.

How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

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Written by FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff · 18 January 2017

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No one wants to pay more tax than they owe, and no one wants to be scammed out of their hard-earned money. So, what can you do to protect yourself from tax and other scams that propagate this time of year?

Build your New Year’s resolution the SMART way

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 11 January 2017

Are you working on your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re one of just over 60 percent of Americans who do so. The fact is that only 8 percent of people are actually successful in achieving their resolution, but people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times – yes, 10 times – more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t.

Meet the winners of July’s $50 savings challenge

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 04 January 2017

The New Year is here, and as we look toward the future, we can’t help but to reflect on successes over the past year. America Saves introduced a series of savings challenges, providing opportunities to get a jump start on savings goals. We were thrilled to help savers find the motivation they needed in 2016.

5 ways to protect yourself from holiday scams

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 14 December 2016

The holidays are underway, but that doesn’t mean that shopping is yet complete. Unfortunately, it does mean that there are still opportunities for your identity and your financial information to be compromised.

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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 16, 2017

    Do you need to file a tax return in 2017? This #BetterMoneyHabits video can help you find out: http://bit.ly/2hU8smo

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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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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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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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