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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 20, 2013

    Don't be left in a lurch. Plan for your #holiday #spending! http://ow.ly/r0Sg0 

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  • The #FridayFive: Halloween Edition

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | October 31, 2014

    Trick or treat! If you aren't already on the Twitter bandwagon, it’s possible that you missed out on some great tweets from @AmericaSaves & friends this week! ICYMI, we want to share with you the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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  • You don’t have to give children an allowance—but if you do, talk about it

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 30, 2014

    This guest post is courtesy of CFPB and FDIC’s joint education and awareness campaign.

    Giving children an allowance is a topic many parents discuss. Even within families, parents can disagree about whether it’s a good idea.

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  • Beware of Holiday Budget Busters

    Written by Laura Roler | October 29, 2014

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

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

    The holiday season almost always means extra expenses, ones that are often not considered when thinking of a monthly budget. 

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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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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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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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