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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 14, 2014

    To minimize interest charges, limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. In the end you'll have more for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/FJyVP

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  • Careful Considerations for College Financing

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 4, 2015

    by Dena Wise, Ph.D., Professor & Consumer Economics Specialist, The University of Tennessee Extension

    Students face a hard lesson after graduation. As a young person, debt penalizes you in two very critical ways. First, it limits your ability to invest for your future during the time when that investment can really pay off. Money invested when you’re young has the potential to compound over your working life, and every dollar you pay to reduce your debt is a dollar that can’t produce earnings invested for your future. The second way a heavy debt burden can hurt your financial future is by forcing you into the subprime lending market where you will pay higher interest for long-term home and auto loans.

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  • Making the Most of #CollegeSavings

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | August 3, 2015

    Last week, America Saves hosted a Twitter chat in support of the release of our latest partner packet.

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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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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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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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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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