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4 tips to spend less on dining out

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 22 June 2016

The JPMorgan Chase Institute recently analyzed 15 billion credit and debit card transactions to discover the difference in spending between high and low-income Americans. We’ve been digging through the results, and one of the most surprising things we’ve learned so far is that across all income groups, 16 to 18 percent of everyday spending goes to restaurants.

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Do you know the credit score basics?

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 21 June 2016

What you might not know about credit scores could cost you thousands of dollars on a single loan, according to a new survey by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore.

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Give yourself a fresh financial start this summer

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 20 June 2016

Did you know the average vacation expense per person in the United States is $1,145? That’s over $4,500 for a family of four, according to America Express.

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 16 June 2016

You want to save for your future - maybe for an emergency, education, or your retirement. Saving that money, improving your financial life, and building wealth all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal.

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High Schoolers Win Big with Essays on Saving

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Written by Sara Cooper · 15 June 2016

Two Arlington, Virginia high school students have added to their savings by winning first and second place in the annual America Saves Essay Contest organized by Northern Virginia Saves. To enter the contest, students in grades 9-12 wrote essays on the theme, “Saving Involves Self-Motivation and Delayed Gratification” and took the saver pledge. A panel of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Master Financial Education Volunteers judged the 51 essays submitted from all four high-school grades from 7 high schools in Alexandria and Arlington, VA.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 29, 2013

    Transferring money from checking to savings is the fastest way to #save $500 to $1,000 http://ow.ly/PZR8h 

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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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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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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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