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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 14, 2013

    Set a goal, make a plan, #save automatically - pledge to #save today! http://ow.ly/ksLWb

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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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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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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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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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