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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 23, 2013

    Tip to #Save: Pay off Credit Cards as Soon as Possible. http://ow.ly/FJyDM via @Bankrate

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  • An America Saves Recap: August

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | September 4, 2015

    August was a month of transitions for America Saves. We continued to focus on different aspects of planning and saving for college while moving into the wider conversation on saving for large purchases, like homes, cars, security deposits, and more.

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  • How We Did It – A Financial Freedom Story

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 3, 2015

    By Kyle Osborne, Financial Literacy Coordinator, TS Institute

    In last week’s post, I shared with you all the things I did wrong in preparing for college - and for life, for that matter! After graduating from college in 2006, I was $85,000 in debt from student loans. Two years later, I married my wife who was $25,000 in debt with student loans. We were a financial disaster waiting to happen.

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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Compound Interest

    Written by Laura Roler | September 2, 2015

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

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

    Compound interest can work for you or against you. It can provide some amazing benefits, turning a few thousand dollars into a million dollar fund over your lifetime, just in time for a comfortable retirement. However, compound interest is not a concept that only applies to retirement savings. As it applies to debt, it can be a lifelong weight on your finances.

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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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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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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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