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Is your credit card debt out of control? Find out by answering 4 simple questions

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 20 July 2016

Over one-third of American households carry their credit card balances forward every month, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. It’s no wonder that getting out of debt is the third most common goal among savers who took the America Saves pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

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How to get one-on-one savings help in your area

Written by Madeline Daniels · 19 July 2016

You opened a savings account, cashed in your jar of change, and started packing your lunch. But your savings account balance remains at zero.

Sometimes you just need a little one-on-one help to kick start your savings. Luckily, there are over 60 local America Saves campaigns located nationwide that you can connect with for one-on-one help and to learn more about savings initiatives and events in your area.

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How do your savings habits and attitudes compare to most Americans?

Personal Savings Index
Written by Madeline Daniels · 14 July 2016

Most Americans are just as interested in saving, are making the same amount of effort to save, and are saving just as effectively as last summer, according to our newest survey data. Except for one surprising group: the wealthiest among us.

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Meet Ebony, the SaveYourRefund $25,000 grand prize winner

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 13 July 2016

“I began to count the pennies on my dresser.”

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How to manage your money as a couple

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 12 July 2016

Studies show that money is one of the leading cause of relationship problems.

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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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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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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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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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