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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 15, 2014

    Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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  • CFPB Updates Its Consumer Complaint Database

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 31, 2015

    Each week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Consumer Complaint Database receives thousands of complaints about financial products and services from people like you and me and sends them to companies for response. Just this past June, the CFPB released a major improvement to this consumer complaint database, making the underlying stories available for the general public to review.

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  • Is a 529 Plan the Right Savings Tool for You?

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 30, 2015

    The cost of college is continuing to rise at a steady rate, though that should come as no surprise. Our nation’s anxieties and fears about affording college have become so common place that it’s become evident in our Google searches. As the Forbes article posted just this week reveals, data collected from Google shows that the frequency of searches for variations of the phrase “college cost” has doubled in the past decade. But there is good news.

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  • Investor Alert: Beware of False or Exaggerated Credentials

    Written by Guest Blogger | July 29, 2015

    The following post comes from the Military Saves blog. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter

    By the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors that fraudsters may misrepresent their backgrounds and experience to lure investors into investment schemes.

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Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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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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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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