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How to Build Your Savings, Part 1: Setting Goals

As a consumer, saving money regularly is essential. The biggest hurdle can be where to start. The first step is choosing your personal savings goals. Ask yourself these three questions: What are you saving for? How much do you need

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Why Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund and How to Get Started

Have you heard that you should have a savings equal to at least three to six months of expenses for emergencies? It’s a great goal to aim for because layoffs, injuries, medical expenses and reduced income (i.e. life) happen. If

Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Job Loss, Savings

Homebuyer Tips: Buying When you Have Student Loans

In case you haven’t heard, there is a student loan debt crisis in America. Currently, the amount of student debt owed – $1.5 trillion – is second only to mortgage debt. Even so, many Americans with student loan debt also

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America Saves Week: Saving the Extras

Whether you recently got a raise at your job, a large income tax refund, an inheritance or may just be spending a little too much on non-necessities, it is always wise to try to save your extra cash. If you’re

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Military Saves Week: Relocation

Moving can be a frustrating process for anyone. Service members face an entirely unique set of challenges as they approach relocation. However, facing the uncertainty with the right advice and resources can help ensure the best results possible. How can

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