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Simple Steps to Save Energy and Money

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Written by Lani Poblete · 03 October 2017

Saving energy = saving money. It’s as simple as that.

Energy Efficiency Day —this Thursday, October 5 —is the perfect opportunity to assess your energy use and take steps to save both energy and money.

By making even small changes such as switching to new light emitting diode (you probably know them as LED) bulbs in your home, you can save approximately $1,000 over the next ten years.

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How do we save for college?

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Written by Guest Blogger · 28 September 2017

By Invite Education Staff

Parents want the best for their children, which often includes a college education. Some new graduates leave campus with a diploma in one hand and a huge student loan bill in the other. Parents want their graduates to leave school with minimal debt.

But how?

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Grocery Shopping on a Budget

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Written by Lani Poblete · 26 September 2017

Grocery shopping expenses, especially if you prepare meals for a large family, can often feel like a budget buster.

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The Basics of the FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 22 September 2017

College is expensive. Thankfully, there are many ways to fund a college education, including various types of “free” money in the form of grants or scholarships. This is money you are not expected to pay back. Submitting a FAFSA is the primary tool to explore such types of funding.

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  • Written by Administrator2 | March 19, 2014

    Having emergency savings may be the most important way to stay afloat financially http://ow.ly/r6i1n

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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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Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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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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