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  • Written by | January 13, 2014

    Never purchase expensive items on impulse. Think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will mean you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases, and far more money for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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  • Turn your tax refund into a more secure future with myRA®

    Written by Guest Blogger | February 3, 2016

    Tax season is a great time to consider saving and building assets for retirement. If you don’t have access to a retirement savings account at work and are looking for an easy way to start saving, myRA might be a good fit. myRA is a new retirement savings account developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that’s simple, safe, and affordable.

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  • It's Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week - Are You Prepared?

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | January 28, 2016

    Are you ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when someone uses your Social Security number to get a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return.

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  • Personal Savings Index (PSI) Indicators Lower This Month Than Last September

    Written by Katie Bryan | January 27, 2016

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    Washington, DC – Data from the January 2016 Personal Savings Index (PSI) survey by America Saves reveals that savings interest, effort, and effectiveness indicators were considerably lower than these indicators in September 2015.  As the following table shows, indicators in this triennial survey were down by six to eight percentage points in the three-month period.

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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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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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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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