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America Saves and National Retirement Planning Coalition Encourage Americans to Rethink Retirement

Retirement Press Release
Written by Madeline Daniels · 03 April 2017

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2017

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 America Saves Joins Effort to Promote Retirement Planning 

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

NCPW Consumer Protection
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.

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Tip of the Day

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

    Do you need to file a tax return in 2017? This #BetterMoneyHabits video can help you find out: http://bit.ly/2hU8smo

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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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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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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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