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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 15, 2014

    Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 27, 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

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | August 26, 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

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | August 25, 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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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 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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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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