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  • In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283.

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  • 3 ways to save money on a tight budget

    Written by Madeline Daniels | May 26, 2016

    You know it’s important to save for your future - maybe for an emergency, a down payment on a house, or your retirement. But if you’re just scraping buy, saving toward your goal can seem like an unlikely dream.

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  • 3 steps for saving in the gig economy

    Written by Madeline Daniels | May 25, 2016

    You drop off a businesswoman at work with Uber. You give a young couple visiting New York City for the first time the perfect place to stay with Airbnb. You help an elderly neighbor install a new ceiling fan with Task Rabbit. And you deliver groceries to a couple with a new baby with Instacart. Or perhaps you works 10 to 20 hours a week for a start-up or other business.

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  • What we learned at the National Savings Forum

    Written by Nancy Register | May 24, 2016

    Last week, America Saves hosted the National Savings Forum. We covered a lot of ground, including the national costs of the lack of household savings, the importance of emergency savings, how to encourage good savings products, and if savings is a key American value.

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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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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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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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