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5 Things the IRS Will Never Do

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 February 2018

When you think about tax season, you’re probably thinking about getting your refund. But there’s something else to keep in mind--these next few months are the peak time for scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack.

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Valentine's Day Hacks to Save You Money

Budgeting Savings Tips Holiday
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 07 February 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, and it doesn’t even have to cost much.

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10 Easy Ways to Prepare for Your Tax Site Visit

Tax Time Saving Tax Credit
Written by Guest Blogger · 25 January 2018

By Maureen T. Haggblom, Director of Income Impact, United Way of Anchorage

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And - It IS that time of year again. Just to help you get started (which is the hardest thing to do when it comes to taxes!), here are some tips from the far, frozen northern region of the country.

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5 Steps to Creating a Budget

Budgeting Savings Tips Savings Personal Savings
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 23 January 2018

It’s the perfect time to start practicing good spending habits!

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Don’t Fall for Cryptocurrency-Related Stock Scams

Investor Fraud Investing Cryptocurrency
Written by Guest Blogger · 10 January 2018

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) are in the news daily. FINRA, a financial industry regulator, is warning investors to be cautious when considering the purchase of shares of companies that tout the potential of high returns associated with cryptocurrency-related activities without the business fundamentals and transparent financial reporting to back up such claims.

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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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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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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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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,”

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