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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 12, 2014

    Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account. http://ow.ly/sj972

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  • Making a Plan for College Savings

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 1, 2015

    by Wendy K. Baumann, WWBIC President/CVO, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) and Wisconsin Saves

    It is that time of year when many students will head to college for the first time. Parents of these new students worry about their son and daughter and perhaps about the funding for their tuition, too. Similarly, incoming high school seniors – and even juniors – are now beginning to look seriously at their post-secondary plans; which school they will attend and how they will pay for it all.

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  • What to Know When Buying a Used Car

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 31, 2015

    Purchasing a used car is an exciting experience. Buying the right set of wheels can lead to great road trips and miles of safe and enjoyable fun and can give you the satisfaction of a new car without the new car price. On the other hand, buying the wrong used car can cost you thousands of dollars overnight.

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  • 5 Tips to Achieving Your Savings Goals

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 28, 2015

    By John Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President and Head of Everyday Banking, Citizens Banks

    Imagine foregoing that $4.65 special coffee everyday on your way to work. Did you know you would save $1,209.00 each year? Over time, you would have built a healthy savings account that could go beyond an activity for a rainy day. Instead, it could translate to the down payment on a home or college tuition or even a family vacation abroad.

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The Gift of Homeownership

Written by Tammy Greynolds | August 5, 2015

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy Greynolds | 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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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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