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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 11, 2014

    Save your loose change. Putting aside fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. http://ow.ly/sj972 

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  • How to Save for Your Child’s Education with a 529 Plan

    Written by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2014

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

    By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Financial Resource Management Specialist, eXtension Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) & Rutgers Cooperative Extension

    Saving for a child’s post-secondary education is an important financial goal for many military families. There are three ways that servicemembers can pay for college or post-secondary vocational/technical school costs:

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  • Earning Compound Interest

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 29, 2014

    There is a lot of talk about compound interest in the world of personal finance. It is a double-edged sword that can be your worst enemy – exponentially increasing the amount of debt you owe – or your very best friend, steadily growing the size of your savings or retirement account.  But do you know how it works?

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  • New Partner Resource Packet: Saving for College

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | July 28, 2014

    The new Partner Resource Packet for the end of summer is out!

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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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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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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