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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017

    You could win big for saving just $50 of your #taxrefund with @SaveYourRefund: http://bit.ly/2jGAHW9 @AmericaSaves #ASW17

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  • Key tips to consider if choosing a lump-sum pension payout

    Written by Stacy Canan, Assistant Director, Office for Older Americans, CFPB | March 1, 2017

    Your pension plan may give you the option of taking your full pension in a lump sum when you retire. When you choose a lump-sum payout instead of a monthly pension payment, you replace a lifetime monthly payment for a one-time payout. A lump-sum payout can give you the flexibility of choosing where to invest or save your money, and when and how much money to withdraw. However, it also shifts responsibility from your employer to you for making your money last and protecting it from a variety of risks ranging from inflation to fraud.

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  • It's Time to 'Rethink Retirement'

    Written by Catherine “Cathy” J. Weatherford, President and CEO, Insured Retirement Institute | March 1, 2017

    A secure retirement is not a guarantee, and it’s certainly not something that happens on its own. Gone are the days of employer-sponsored pension plans and an infallible Social Security program. Saving in 2017 is a more complicated process, and it takes a financially literate public along with strong leadership in both Congress and the financial services industry to make retirement security a reality for all Americans. It's time that we help Americans 'Rethink Retirement' and focus on holistic and comprehensive retirement plans. 

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  • #ASW17 Savings Focus: Save for Retirement

    Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | March 1, 2017

    We’re officially three days in to America Saves Week 2017. If saving for retirement isn't among your savings goals, it's about time to start. The earlier savers contribute to their retirement savings accounts, the more they will earn over time from compound interest.

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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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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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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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