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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 21, 2013

    Putting aside fifty cents a day will allow you to #save nearly $500. 

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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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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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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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