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Pay Day 101: Real Students - Real Stories - Real Success. Get Certified with Plan2Achieve, organized by the Economic Awareness Council, Young Illinois Saves, and other partners; qualify for free bank accounts, savings incentives, scholarship opportunities, and more. Young Illinois Saves is a statewide, collaborative, campaign to increase teen and young adult saving and financial literacy. The Young Illinois Saves coalition is chaired by the Economic Awareness Council.

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Teens: What Should You Look For in a Bank Account?

Whether it is $1, $2, or more it is important to pay yourself first

Savings is not that hard it is really a matter of distinguishing our wants from our needs

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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Starting Over

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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The Gift of Homeownership

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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