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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?

College 529 Plans Saving for College
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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Join America Saves for #CollegeSavings Today!

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 27 July 2015

Get social with America Saves! In celebration of our latest partner packet, we will be hosting a Twitter chat this afternoon. 

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Millions Are Already Doing It...Are You?

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 24 July 2015

Whether retirement seems like it’s just around the corner or years away, it’s good to know that Social Security is working for you now—even if you’re not receiving benefits yet. How? By providing you with the information you need to plan ahead for the retirement you want.

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    Fourth saving strategy: Save automatically through a monthly transfer from checking to savings http://ow.ly/sj3vP

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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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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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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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