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

    A #taxrefund can provide an opportunity to improve your financial situation: http://bit.ly/2hZ6s8A @AmericaSaves

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  • Do I have to file taxes this year?

    Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | March 17, 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.

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  • National Consumer Protection Week 2017

    Written by Federal Trade Commission | March 6, 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.

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  • #ASW17 Savings Focus: Save for Emergencies

    Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | March 4, 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!

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  • #ASW17 Savings Focus: Pay Off High-Interest Debt

    Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | March 3, 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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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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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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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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