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Across the Shenandoah Valley, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big.Shenandoah Valley Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our staff and trained volunteers can show you how to develop a savings

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Savings Strategies:

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:

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  • The Basics of the FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid

    College is expensive. Thankfully, there are many ways to fund a college education, including various types of “free” money in the form of grants or scholarships. This is money you are not expected to pay back. Submitting a FAFSA is the primary tool to explore such types of funding.

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  • Do You Know How Your Credit Score Is Calculated?

    According to a recent survey from Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore Solutions, LLC, more than 40 percent of respondents incorrectly thought a person's age is among factors used to calculate a credit score. And only 18 percent understood that a low credit score on a typical auto loan would increase loan charges by more than $5,000.

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  • Savings Option for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities

    By Chris Rodriguez, Director of Public Policy, National Disability Institute. 

    Transformation

    According to the Oxford Dictionary, transformation is a “marked change in form, nature or appearance.”

    There are many reasons that the impact of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and, by extension, ABLE accounts, will be transformative to millions of individuals with disabilities and their families.For children, youth, and working-age adults with disabilities, there are multiple reasons to recognize the power and potential of ABLE.

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  • The Building Blocks of Excellent Credit

    Do you want to build excellent credit? If you are shopping for a mortgage or car loan or a credit card, simply paying your debts on time is not the only requirement to building excellent credit. Here are some other considerations:

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Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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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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Another Dream Realized

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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