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Careful Considerations for College Financing

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Written by Guest Blogger · 04 August 2015

by Dena Wise, Ph.D., Professor & Consumer Economics Specialist, The University of Tennessee Extension

Students face a hard lesson after graduation. As a young person, debt penalizes you in two very critical ways. First, it limits your ability to invest for your future during the time when that investment can really pay off. Money invested when you’re young has the potential to compound over your working life, and every dollar you pay to reduce your debt is a dollar that can’t produce earnings invested for your future. The second way a heavy debt burden can hurt your financial future is by forcing you into the subprime lending market where you will pay higher interest for long-term home and auto loans.

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Making the Most of #CollegeSavings

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 03 August 2015

Last week, America Saves hosted a Twitter chat in support of the release of our latest partner packet.

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CFPB Updates Its Consumer Complaint Database

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 31 July 2015

Each week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Consumer Complaint Database receives thousands of complaints about financial products and services from people like you and me and sends them to companies for response. Just this past June, the CFPB released a major improvement to this consumer complaint database, making the underlying stories available for the general public to review.

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Is a 529 Plan the Right Savings Tool for You?

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 30 July 2015

The cost of college is continuing to rise at a steady rate, though that should come as no surprise. Our nation’s anxieties and fears about affording college have become so common place that it’s become evident in our Google searches. As the Forbes article posted just this week reveals, data collected from Google shows that the frequency of searches for variations of the phrase “college cost” has doubled in the past decade. But there is good news.

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Investor Alert: Beware of False or Exaggerated Credentials

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Written by Guest Blogger · 29 July 2015

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

By the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors that fraudsters may misrepresent their backgrounds and experience to lure investors into investment schemes.

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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy Greynolds | November 7, 2014

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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