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Are You in Debt?

Debt Financial Planning Credit Counseling
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 September 2014

by Gail Cunningham, Media Relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

People often ask me how they can tell if they’re in debt.  My standard answer is, “If it feels like it, you probably are.” Simply posing the question proves that you’re concerned.

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The #FridayFive: C.R.E.A.M.

#FridayFive
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 12 September 2014

If you aren’t on the @AmericaSaves Twitter bandwagon, it’s possible that you missed out on some great tweets this week! ICYMI, we want to share with you the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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Five Steps to Manage Your Student’s College Debt

Debt College Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 11 September 2014

By Brendan Coughlin, Head of Education and Auto Finance, Citizens Financial Group

According to a new study by Citizens Financial Group, only 55 percent of parents with children in college have a plan in place to pay for and manage their children’s college debt. Considering ninety-four percent of both parents and college students are concerned about the rising cost of college, not having a payment plan is a major cause for concern.

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College Bound

College Young Savers Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 10 September 2014

By Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist

Do you have a son or daughter who is college bound this fall? Prior to heading off to college, it is important that students have a basic understanding of money management skills.

For many students, college may be the first time they have been responsible for managing their own money. Even if mom and dad are paying all of the bills, they will not be around to help their child make everyday spending decisions.

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New Partner Resource Packet: Saving for Retirement

Retirement Savings Partner Packet
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 09 September 2014

Join us this fall as we discuss saving for retirement!

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I pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time. I will encourage my family and friends to do the same

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 21, 2013

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

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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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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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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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