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Share Your Savings Goal and Win $1000 in the #ImSavingFor Contest

To celebrate the upcoming America Saves Week (Feb. 27-March 4, 2017), America Saves is launching the #ImSavingFor contest. It's easy to enter. Just share a short video of your savings story, or a picture of you and what you are saving for and enter to win $1,000 at americasavesweek.org/imsavingfo...

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Celebrating America Saves Week: 7 Ways to Automate Your Savings

Written by guest blogger Camilla Cheung, from Wise Bread Provided by Consumer Federation of America, part of the America Saves Week celebration! Sometimes, building a healthy cushion of savings can seem like a daunting task. We all know how easy it is to make a late credit card payment, or to end up...

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EITC Awareness Day!

You work. Let EITC work for you! For the last 40 years, Earned Income Tax Credit made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra money waiting for you. If you qualify and claim the credit, it could be as much as $6,242 from the IRS for some workers. Don't be the one in five that misses this credit. If you or someone you know earned less than $53,267 from wages,...

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Challenge Yourself To Save As Much As You Spend On Holidays

Please welcome guest blogger, Tammy Greynolds!! Tammy Greynolds works for America Saves, managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA), which seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Learn more at AmericaSaves.org . Consumers are getting sa...

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5 Easy Steps to Save for Big Ticket Items

Please welcome guest blogger, Tammy Greynolds from America Saves! Very few of us have money at the ready to cover an emergency, never mind the money for the larger purchases we'd like to make. This is why it's that much more important to prioritize savings to cover both the items you need as well as those you want. Whether you're saving for a new compu...

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Share Your Savings Goal and Win the #imsavingfor Contest

To celebrate the upcoming America Saves Week , America Saves is launching the #imsavingfor contest. It's easy to enter. Just share a picture of you and what you are saving for and then enter to win $500 at America...

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5 Simple Steps to Save Successfully this America Saves Week

I'm so excited: it's America Saves Week!  One of my favorite weeks of the year. We'll have blog posts each day of the week to celebrate. We're kicking things off with a great article from the national America Saves office -- a partner of Cooperative Extension. America Saves Week (February 23 – 28, 2015) is an annual oppo...

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Holiday Spending: How Not to Blow Your Budget

Katie Bryan works for America Saves, managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA), which seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Learn more at americasaves.org. Almost everything you see this holiday season will encourage you to spend...

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How to Buy the Bling That Will Make Her Sing! -A Gentleman's Guide to Purchasing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Please welcome guest blogger – Kyle Grabenstetter. Kyle is a former Financial Wellness Peer Educator from the University of Illinois Extension Financial Wellness Program from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. As most guys know, buying the perfect engagement ring for one's significant other is something that requires time, thought and care in regard to a number...

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Saving For College: Graduating With the Least Amount of Debt

Today we are featuring a guest post by Katie Bryan , from America Saves. By June most recent high school graduates know what college they are going to, but many of them may still not know how they are going to pay for it. We've heard the stats that the aver...

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Old Habits & New Technologies; New to Me, Anyway

This week we welcome Michael Rupured, Financial Management Specialist from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, as a guest blogger to Plan Well, Retire Well. We hope you enjoy his post as much as we do! I've always been the kind of person that balances my checking account every month. The habit started when I was in college. When every penny counted, the last thing I...

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What to do when you fall behind: Student loan default and how to deal with it

This is the fourth post in a series about student loans by guest blogger Sharon Cabeen. Sharon is director of financial literacy program operations with TG. You can reach her at (800) 252-9743, ext. 6781, or by email at sharon.cabeen@tgslc.org. Additional information about TG can be found online at www.tgslc.org ....

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Additional student loan repayment options: Deferment, forbearance, and consolidation

This is the third post in a series about student loans by guest blogger Sharon Cabeen. Sharon is director of financial literacy program operations with TG. You can reach her at (800) 252-9743, ext. 6781, or by email at sharon.cabeen@tgslc.org. Additional information about TG can be found online at www.tgslc.org . A...

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Student Loan Repayment Plans

This is the second post in a series about student loans by guest blogger Sharon Cabeen. Sharon is director of financial literacy program operations with TG. You can reach her at (800) 252-9743, ext. 6781, or by email at sharon.cabeen@tgslc.org. Additional information about TG can be found online at www.tgslc.org ....

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Student Loan Repayment: What Students Need to Know

This week, we're pleased to welcome Sharon Cabeen as a guest blogger to Plan Well, Retire Well. Sharon will be writing a series of posts on a financial issue that we have not addressed here before: student loans. Sharon is director of financial literacy program operations with TG. You can reach Sharon at (800) 252-9743, ext. 6781, or by email at sharon.cabeen@tgslc.org. Additional informati...

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