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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 18, 2013

    Save for #presents rather than relying on #credit http://ow.ly/pV4nN

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  • What is a Roth IRA?

    Written by Madeline Daniels | September 30, 2016

    An IRA, or Individual Retirement Account, is a tax-advantaged account designed to help you save for retirement. Unlike employer-sponsored retirement accounts such as 401(k)s or 403(b)s, IRAs can be opened by an individual. They are a good option to consider if you want to save for retirement and are self-employed, your employer doesn’t offer a retirement plan, or you’d like to save in addition to your workplace retirement plan.

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  • The unexpected costs of buying a home

    Written by Madeline Daniels | September 28, 2016

    Buying a home is expensive, but it’s not just the price of the house itself that you need to plan for. If you’re considering a new home, BetterMoneyHabits.com can help you look beyond the sale price to understand and plan for the extra expenses that come with making this big purchase.

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  • Do you accept the automatic savings challenge?

    Written by Madeline Daniels | September 9, 2016

    Did you know the easiest and most effective way to save is automatically? It's how millions save through 401(k)s and other retirement programs at work. It is also how millions more save at their bank or credit union. That's why this September we are challenging you to make your savings or debt payments automatic.

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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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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