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Manage your money better with three basic steps

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 08 December 2016

Being good with money isn’t about how much you make—it’s all about how you plan. Whether you’re handling finances for yourself or for the whole family, what you need to be good with money is everyday management.

5 more things we learned about holiday spending from talking to a couple of economists

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 07 December 2016

America Saves recently shared some of our favorite thoughts and lessons from our conversation with two economists who often have different views about savings issues that impact not only the national economy, but our families as well.

FDIC: Number of households without a bank account declining

Written by Nancy Register · 01 December 2016

New research from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) shows that the number of U.S. households without a bank account is declining. Just 7 percent of U.S. households were unbanked in 2015, down from 8.2 percent in 2011, according to the National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households.

5 things we learned about holiday spending from talking to a couple of economists

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 23 November 2016

America Saves recently sat down with two economists who often have different views in the first of four conversations about savings issues that impact not only the national economy, but our families as well.

5 tips for turning your passion into a side gig

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 21 November 2016

New research from Harvard and Princeton shows that in the last decade, the percentage of workers in “alternative work arrangements,” including contract and freelance work, increased 50 percent. The gig economy is booming, and with it the number of platforms designed to help you find contract work or sell your services directly.

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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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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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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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