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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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  • 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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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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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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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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