Author: karenserna

Shannon’s 3 Ps to Maintaining Financial Wellness – the video edition!

Earlier this semester, Shannon wrote a stellar blog post on her three Ps to maintaining financial wellness. The blog post was such a hit, that she kept going and turned

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Make Your Tax Refund Work For You!

By Justin Chu, Program Associate, Taxpayer Opportunity Network Tax time can be a unique opportunity for saving for your future! You can maximize tax time in three easy ways and

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3 Ways to Give Your Savings Account A Little Boost

By Tammy Bruzon, America Saves Digital Engagement Strategist What does “saving the extra” mean to you? Whether it is putting change in a piggy bank or moving everything not in

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Saving at Tax Time Through SaveYourRefund

by Lindsay Ferguson, America Saves Director of Strategic Engagement More than half of all Americans have no savings to help them cope with even small emergencies. Yet more than 100

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Our Favs

We’re happy to share our list of go-to resources from budgeting apps to educational websites to help get you learn more and take control of managing your money. Our Favorite

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Repaying Student Loans

Student loans are a huge responsibility!  Manage them well and they can help you. Mess up and they can do major damage.  How?  When you begin paying back your student

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Let’s get your 2017/2018 FAFSA done!

I love checking things off my to-do list, don’t you?  Let’s get one more to-do list item checked off on your list and prepare your 2017/2018 FAFSA!  You can prepare

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Five Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Last year the average tax refund was over $3,000. Cash in your pocket + no plan = money disappearing…FAST. Make a plan for your refund before it’s in your hands.

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Holiday Spending Plan: Don’t forget the wrapping paper!

Last week I set foot in one of my favorite places to shop and guess what I saw?  Christmas decorations!  It served as a good reminder that before I spend

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How I Got Out of Debt

With student loans, a car loan, and balances on my credit cards, I found myself in debt – overwhelming debt.  I was paying my debts on time, and when I

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