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November’s Here, Time to Celebrate the Military Among Us!

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Written by Alecia Blair · 02 November 2017

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

November is the perfect time of year to take stock of all we’re thankful for. The month is also full of opportunities to appreciate and recognize those in the military around and within our own communities.

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How to Save During the Holidays

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 01 November 2017

This time of year can put lots of extra strain on your budget, from costumes and candy for Halloween, to a turkey that feeds your extended family for Thanksgiving, to decorations and gifts galore for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

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It's time to start thinking about your tax refund!

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 01 November 2017

We know, we know. Halloween just happened and, like the big box stores, we're already talking holidays and pulling out the decorations. But hear us out!

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Three Ways to Avoid Paying Checking and Savings Account Fees

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Written by Lani Poblete · 27 October 2017

From monthly maintenance fees, to ATM withdrawal fees, to minimum balance fees, it can be hard to keep up with all the fees that are often associated with having a checking or savings account.

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The Big 4 of Retirement Concerns

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 18 October 2017

Retirement can be a relaxing and satisfying stage of life, though it does come with challenges. Facing them can provoke anxiety, even if you’ve been planning and saving for years. 

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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.

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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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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.

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