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How to Start Planning for Retirement if You Haven't Already

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 13 April 2018

It’s never too early or too late to start planning for retirement.

In fact, the sooner you begin planning, the better off you’ll be. Here are three retirement planning tips to keep in mind:

Are You a Good Saver?

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 11 April 2018

Financial Literacy Month is the perfect time to assess your savings and evaluate your level of financial preparedness. Start by asking yourself these three questions:

5 Ways Higher Interest Rates Could Impact You

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 11 April 2018

The Federal Reserve has raised its target interest rate after five years of record lows. This means you may be at risk of paying more interest on your mortgage, private student loans and car note if you're looking to buy. Here’s a roundup of what this means for you.

3 Reasons Not to Consider a Big Tax Refund as “Extra Money”

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 30 March 2018

When you receive your tax refund, how do you usually spend it? If you’re one of the many people that views income tax as “extra money,” you might want to change your approach.

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  • Written by Administrator2 | January 9, 2014

    Fourth saving strategy: Save automatically through a monthly transfer from checking to savings http://ow.ly/sj3vP

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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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Getting Out of Debt

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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