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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 9, 2014

    Fourth saving strategy: Save automatically through a monthly transfer from checking to savings http://ow.ly/sj3vP

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  • An America Saves Recap: August

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | September 4, 2015

    August was a month of transitions for America Saves. We continued to focus on different aspects of planning and saving for college while moving into the wider conversation on saving for large purchases, like homes, cars, security deposits, and more.

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  • How We Did It – A Financial Freedom Story

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 3, 2015

    By Kyle Osborne, Financial Literacy Coordinator, TS Institute

    In last week’s post, I shared with you all the things I did wrong in preparing for college - and for life, for that matter! After graduating from college in 2006, I was $85,000 in debt from student loans. Two years later, I married my wife who was $25,000 in debt with student loans. We were a financial disaster waiting to happen.

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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Compound Interest

    Written by Laura Roler | September 2, 2015

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

    By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

    Compound interest can work for you or against you. It can provide some amazing benefits, turning a few thousand dollars into a million dollar fund over your lifetime, just in time for a comfortable retirement. However, compound interest is not a concept that only applies to retirement savings. As it applies to debt, it can be a lifelong weight on your finances.

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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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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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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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