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Do I have to file taxes this year?

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 17 March 2017

Not all Americans file tax returns, and in truth, not all need to. However, there are some good reasons that can be counted in cash why you might want to file a return, even if you don’t have to.

National Consumer Protection Week 2017

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Written by Federal Trade Commission · 06 March 2017

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. This year, NCPW takes place March 5 through 11.

#ASW17 Savings Focus: Save for Emergencies

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 04 March 2017

It’s the last day of America Saves Week, and while we're sorry to see it go, we're so grateful for all the participation from our partners and friends in personal finance, and savers like you!

#ASW17 Savings Focus: Pay Off High-Interest Debt

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 03 March 2017

Debts that accrue interest over time can deal a major blow to your savings. But with planning, discipline, patience, and maybe some outside help, almost anyone can reduce their debts and start to accumulate wealth.

#ASW17 Savings Focus: Saving at Tax Time

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 02 March 2017

Tax season is upon us and while we often dread the paper pushing and number crunching, let’s not forget the excitement that comes with getting back some of your own hard-earned money in the form of a tax refund.

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

    What you should know about the EITC delay in 2017 >> http://bit.ly/2hTPLyb v/ @AmericaSaves #taxrefund

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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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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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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