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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | January 6, 2014

    First saving strategy: Pay off high-cost debt http://ow.ly/sj3vP

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  • Are You in Debt?

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 16, 2014

    by Gail Cunningham, Media Relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

    People often ask me how they can tell if they’re in debt.  My standard answer is, “If it feels like it, you probably are.” Simply posing the question proves that you’re concerned.

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  • The #FridayFive: C.R.E.A.M.

    Written by Tammy Greynolds | September 12, 2014

    If you aren’t on the @AmericaSaves Twitter bandwagon, it’s possible that you missed out on some great tweets this week! ICYMI, we want to share with you the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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  • Five Steps to Manage Your Student’s College Debt

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 11, 2014

    By Brendan Coughlin, Head of Education and Auto Finance, Citizens Financial Group

    According to a new study by Citizens Financial Group, only 55 percent of parents with children in college have a plan in place to pay for and manage their children’s college debt. Considering ninety-four percent of both parents and college students are concerned about the rising cost of college, not having a payment plan is a major cause for concern.

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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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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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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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