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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 20, 2013

    Don't be left in a lurch. Plan for your #holiday #spending! http://ow.ly/r0Sg0 

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  • You don’t have to give children an allowance—but if you do, talk about it

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 30, 2014

    This guest post is courtesy of CFPB and FDIC’s joint education and awareness campaign.

    Giving children an allowance is a topic many parents discuss. Even within families, parents can disagree about whether it’s a good idea.

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  • Beware of Holiday Budget Busters

    Written by Laura Roler | October 29, 2014

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

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

    The holiday season almost always means extra expenses, ones that are often not considered when thinking of a monthly budget. 

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  • 25 Effortlessly Frugal Last Minute Halloween Costumes

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 28, 2014

    By LaTisha D. Styles, millennial-minded blogger & voice of YoungFinances.com, a platform where readers with very little knowledge of financial markets can learn to invest and manage their money. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter

    We are just a few days before October 31st and you have yet to find a costume. More than that, because you understand the importance of saving, you are unwilling to derail your savings goal for this year by splurging on a one day event.

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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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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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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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