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

    Free tax help and free tax preparation are available in person and online. http://bit.ly/2hZ235z @AmericaSaves

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

    Written by Madalyn Pemberton | September 23, 2017

    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?

    Written by Lani Poblete | September 21, 2017

    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

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 9, 2017

    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

    Written by Martin A. Smith, CRPC®, AIFA®, President of Wealthcare Financial Group, Inc. | August 1, 2017

    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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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

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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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

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 and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

Written by Sara Cooper | December 23, 2013

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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