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5 Tips to Achieving Your Savings Goals

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Written by Guest Blogger · 28 August 2015

By John Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President and Head of Everyday Banking, Citizens Banks

Imagine foregoing that $4.65 special coffee everyday on your way to work. Did you know you would save $1,209.00 each year? Over time, you would have built a healthy savings account that could go beyond an activity for a rainy day. Instead, it could translate to the down payment on a home or college tuition or even a family vacation abroad.

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Saving for College, or Not! What I Wish I Knew Then

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Written by Guest Blogger · 27 August 2015

By Kyle Osborne, Financial Literacy Coordinator, TS Institute

After graduating high school from a town of 28,000 people in central Iowa with dreams, hopes, and aspirations, my plan was to attend a private school to study my passions Christian Education and Business Administration. I quickly found myself attending a college I could not afford and doing it with the unwritten Midwest mentality: “do whatever it takes to get the job done.”

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Thinking like a Saver: Saving for Large Purchases

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 26 August 2015

Think and acting like a saver not only means knowing what you’re saving for and how much it costs, but having a plan for building that savings. Whether you’re saving for a phone, a computer, a car, or college, this 41 second video from America Saves can help you get good savings habits started.

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New Partner Packet Released: Saving for Big Ticket Items

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 25 August 2015

To help the people you serve save more successfully and to promote the importance of savings throughout your footprint, we have put together this resource packet with you in mind.

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9 Quick Tips for Maximizing Your College ROI

Written by Guest Blogger · 24 August 2015

By June Puett, Extension Agent, Hamilton County UT Extension, and Campaign Coordinator, Tennessee Saves in Chattanooga

A college education can increase lifetime earnings up to $830,000 compared to a high school diploma. Even with the rising cost of college expenses, a higher education degree can be a good investment.

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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 13, 2014

    Never purchase expensive items on impulse. Think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will mean you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases, and far more money for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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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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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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