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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 11, 2014

    Save your loose change. Putting aside fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. http://ow.ly/sj972 

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  • Saving Money on Your First Mortgage

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 8, 2015

    By John Leo Weber, Director of Search Marketing at Geek Powered Studios

    Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment that most people will ever make, so it is important to understand how mortgages work, and how to avoid the common pitfalls of taking on a mortgage. With so many moving parts in the home buying process it’s easy to get confused about the terminology, the steps, and the costs involved.

  • New Partner Packet Released: Holiday Spending & Saving

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | October 7, 2015

    Consumers are getting savvier about saving during the holiday season, but retailers are catching on. It's been reported that major retailers are already baiting holiday shoppers to spend — spend — spend. That is all the more reason to make savings a priority during the holiday season.

  • Replacing or Upgrading Appliances: An Often Overlooked Big Ticket Purchase

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 5, 2015

    By Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Family Resource Management Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

    Saving for a new computer, a longed-for vacation, or a deposit for an apartment are goals that many of us can relate to. Because we use them daily, saving to replace or upgrade appliances is not always a high priority. If you’ve priced any appliances lately, you know that they can be big ticket items, particularly if you need to replace a refrigerator, washer and dryer, or television in a hurry.


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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.


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.


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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