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How to Save at Tax Time – with Savings Bonds

Written by Super User · 25 February 2011

ALL taxpayers receiving refunds can make an impulsive decision to save by splitting their refund in U.S. Savings Bonds using their tax form. With as little as $50, tax filers can save for themselves or in the name of a loved one in a safe, guaranteed, accessible, and competitive savings instrument.

7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Written by Guest Blogger · 24 February 2011

This post is by Silicon Valley Blogger, who writes for The Digerati Life, a personal finance site that covers a wide range of topics in the areas of money management, finance and business.

From getting a mortgage to securing a good job, your credit score matters. You want to boost your credit score to qualify for low interest loans and topnotch jobs, so consider these tips to help you raise your credit score.

Savings Mistakes You’ll Make in Your 20’s – and How to Avoid Them

Written by Guest Blogger · 23 February 2011

By Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke is the Communications Strategist at Churnless, a company that helps entrepreneurs. He originally wrote this article for EndangeredSavers.com. Follow Dave on Twitter: @thedaveclarke.

Be Prepared: Have a Graduation Emergency Fund

Written by Guest Blogger · 21 February 2011

This article is by guest blogger Ashley Jacobs, the author of the College Cents column on Wise Bread. Wise Bread is a community of bloggers that aims to help you live large on a small budget.

Why Women Need to Save More for Retirement

Written by Guest Blogger · 16 January 2011

This month's guest author is Cindy Hounsell, President of WISER, the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve opportunities for women to secure retirement income.

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  • Written by Administrator2 | January 14, 2014

    To minimize interest charges, limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. In the end you'll have more for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/FJyVP

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Budget like Nohemi

Written by Guest Blogger | April 19, 2019

Nohemi found out about America Saves a few years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She remembers attending a University of Illinois Saves event where she decorated a piggy bank and took the Pledge, but college life made her put the thought of saving at the back of her mind. Those thrifty thoughts resurfaced when she graduated with a degree in public health.

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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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