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How Ivonne won $25,000 just by saving a portion of her tax refund

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Written by Lindsay Ferguson · 26 May 2017

“My parents always taught us that you should spend on what you need and not what you want.”

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Six baby steps towards being financially ready for your newborn

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 18 May 2017

From child care costs to figuring out how many diapers you’ll be buying per week, there are a million little budget considerations to make in preparation for a new addition to your family. Take a look at these six tips compiled by Better Money Habits to help you prepare for the arrival of your new family member.

America Saves and National Retirement Planning Coalition Encourage Americans to Rethink Retirement

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 03 April 2017

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2017

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 America Saves Joins Effort to Promote Retirement Planning 

Do I have to file taxes this year?

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 17 March 2017

Not all Americans file tax returns, and in truth, not all need to. However, there are some good reasons that can be counted in cash why you might want to file a return, even if you don’t have to.

National Consumer Protection Week 2017

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Written by Federal Trade Commission · 06 March 2017

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. This year, NCPW takes place March 5 through 11.

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

    Are you saving enough for retirement? This America Saves Week, use the @choosetosave Ballpark E$timate to know if you’re hitting a savings home run or striking out:

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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.


Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”


Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.


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