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6 Tips to Help You Reduce Credit Card Debt

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Written by April Crews · 16 April 2014

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

You or someone you know will most likely deal with some type of credit card debt. But you can avoid credit card debt, and pay down your debt faster, if you are disciplined and determined not to let your credit cards control you. Here are some tips that can help:

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3 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month
Written by Katie Bryan · 15 April 2014

America Saves celebrates National Financial Literacy Month, recognized in April, by sharing three ways individuals can take financial action by saving money, reducing debt, and building wealth.

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Raising Money Smart Kids

Young Savers Money Smart Week
Written by Guest Blogger · 14 April 2014

By Barbara Miller, Financial Counselling Supervisor with LSS Financial Counseling

In the wake of Money Smart Week, we refocus on being financially prepared. What a fabulous idea since so many people struggle to reach financial stability. And what better way to raise your kids than to give them the tools they need to understand how money really works.  This article looks at some simple yet proven ways to help your kids become financially literate from the start.

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Five Tips for Building Retirement Security

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Written by Guest Blogger · 11 April 2014
This content is provided courtesy of RetireOnYourTerms.org
 
Retirement is a season of life that many working Americans expect to come in due time at the end of their careers. Yet current conditions challenge this assumption as longer life spans, the cost of health care, changes in employee benefits, and uncertainty with Social Security and Medicare are all contributing to a more complex and trying path to attaining a financially secure retirement. But with some planning and diligence, retirement security can still be attained.
 

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ATM Card, Debit Card, Credit Card: What’s the Difference?

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Written by Guest Blogger · 10 April 2014

I recently had a conversation with a local bank manager for an international bank.  The branch of this bank is located in a wealthy northern New Jersey town.  He told me about his frustration with his customers that did not understand the differences between an ATM card, a debit card, and a credit card. 

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 24, 2013

    Remember: there's more to the #holidays than #gifts & we SHOULD NOT spend $ we don’t have. http://ow.ly/pV9A2

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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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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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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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