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7 Ways to Avoid Scams

Identity Theft Fraud
Written by Guest Blogger · 14 November 2017

In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week, America Saves shares seven tips from Military Consumer on how to avoid falling prey to scams. 

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Creating a Budget and Sticking to It

Budgeting Better Money Habits
Written by Lani Poblete · 09 November 2017

Looking to get serious about saving? Then creating a budget should be your first step. After all, how can you save if you don’t know where all of your money is going?

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Time is on your side, millennials!

Emergency Savings Retirement Compound Interest
Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 08 November 2017

While childhood, school years, and first jobs may have seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, retirement might still feel like a lifetime away for millennials. And while it’s definitely far off in the future, compound interest means you can never start saving too early for such long-term savings goals – it can give you a huge boost up.

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

Military Saves Family Savings Veterans
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

Savings Tips Holiday
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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  • Written by Administrator2 | January 15, 2014

    Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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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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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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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.

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