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Consumer Alert: What to Expect When the DOL Conflict Rule Goes Into Effect

Retirement Investing Fiduciary Rule
Written by Barbara Roper, Consumer Federation of America · 07 June 2017

Because of the Department of Labor's new conflict of interest rule set to take effect on June 9, workers and retirees will  be legally entitled to retirement investment advice that serves their best interests, regardless of who provides that advice or how they choose to pay for it. >> Learn more from Consumer Federation of America



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Meet the 2017 recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

America Saves Week Financial Institution Awards Designation of Savings Excellence Banks Credit Unions
Written by Madeline Daniels · 05 June 2017

Today, 32 banks and credits unions were awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence and eight financial institutions received honorable mentions. The award is presented annually to financial institutions that make extraordinary efforts to encourage saving during America Saves Week/Military Saves Week and succeeded in encouraging customers and to open and add to wealth-building accounts.

32 Banks and Credit Unions Awarded 2017 America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

America Saves Week Press Release Designation of Savings Excellence
Written by Madeline Daniels · 05 June 2017

America Saves is Proud to Announce its 2017 Designation of Savings Excellence Recipients  

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Pave the Way for Your Financial Future: Saving and Investing for Millennials

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Written by Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission · 26 May 2017

Being prepared to tackle life’s financial hurdles – paying for higher education, saving for a home, and being ready for retirement – is critical. You may not realize it, but choices you make now can impact your financial future. Taking steps today, and setting goals, can help put you on a path to a secure financial future and retirement.

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Tip of the Day

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

    Does your 401(k) have you scratching your head? This America Saves Week, check out @FINRA’s Smart 401(k) resources: #ASW18

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”


Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.


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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