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Here's How You Can Participate in America Saves Week

America Saves Week
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 22 February 2018

America Saves Week 2018 begins Monday! We’re so glad you’ve made the decision to encourage others to develop good savings habits. Here’s how you can prepare to participate in the week:

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Calling all savers: Here’s what America Saves Week has to offer you!

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 21 February 2018

It’s that time of year again! America Saves Week 2018 kicks off next Monday, February 26 and goes through Saturday, March 3.

5 Easy Ways to Save While You Shop

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 15 February 2018

There's a certain thrill you get when you treat yourself to a new wardrobe or restock your fridge with fresh groceries. It feels like a well-deserved reward. While shopping might seem completely harmless, it can be detrimental to your budget. 

Here are five ways to save money the next time you shop.

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6 steps for 20-something tax filers

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 13 February 2018

Better Money Habits has six simple steps to help you avoid rookie mistakes and take advantage of savings opportunities, whether this is your first time filing federal income taxes or your fifth.

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When Good Credit Is Romantic: Your Credit Score May Affect Your Love Life

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Written by Guest Blogger · 09 February 2018

By FINRA Staff

Can your credit score predict how long your relationship will last? The answer may be yes, according to a study published by The Federal Reserve.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 21, 2013

    Putting aside fifty cents a day will allow you to #save nearly $500. 

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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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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.”

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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