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

    Free tax help and free tax preparation are available in person and online. http://bit.ly/2hZ235z @AmericaSaves

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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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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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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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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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