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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 16, 2017

    #Taxrefunds (incl. EITC + ACTC) are NOT considered income for those w/public benefits. @RealEconImpact

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  • The Big 4 of Retirement Concerns

    Written by Madalyn Pemberton | October 18, 2017

    Retirement can be a relaxing and satisfying stage of life, though it does come with challenges. Facing them can provoke anxiety, even if you’ve been planning and saving for years. 

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  • How to get a head start on saving for college

    Written by Madeline Daniels | October 12, 2017

    The average amount families paid for college in 2017 was $23,757, according to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report.

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  • Saving to buy a car? Here's what you should know.

    Written by Lani Poblete | October 11, 2017

    Whether you’re preparing to buy your first car or replace a current vehicle, you will need to first determine what kind of car you want and how much you can afford.

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  • Three ways to cut costs in college

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 9, 2017

    By Kathy Sweedler, Consumer Economics Educator, University of Illinois Extension.

    Typically people think of spending—not saving—while in college. It’s true that once you choose where to attend school, your tuition and fees costs are fixed. However, at many schools tuition and fees may be less than half of your overall costs.

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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