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Debt Student Loans Savings Tips College Young Savers Saving for College
Written by Guest Blogger · 27 July 2018

By Destinee Whittington, Mayor Marian Barry Summer Youth Employment Program 

Many young adults pursuing higher education do not have the luxury of a college savings fund or a full ride scholarship. If you’re among the many people who will need to take out a student loan for your education, here are the answers to your questions. 

Mid-Year Financial Check-In: Are you on track to reach your goals?

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 25 July 2018

We’re halfway through the year. This month is a great time to check in on those New Year resolutions you set out to accomplish in January. It’s also the perfect time to assess your finances to make sure you’re on track to reach your financial goals by year’s end.

Why am I saving? A young person’s perspective

Debt Emergency Savings Savings Tips College Back to School Youth Goals
Written by Guest Blogger · 23 July 2018

By Destinee Whittington, Mayor Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program

Saving money is usually not the first thing on a young person’s mind. Many young people enjoy the freedom of having no financial responsibility, so they spend money without thinking twice. As a young person, I’ve been told to save money but no one has ever taught me why it’s important to save. Here’s why saving money as a young adult is important.

5 Easy Steps to Tackle Your Debt While Saving

Debt Automatic Savings Budgeting
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 20 July 2018

Debt can be a heavy weight on your finances. It can hinder your spending in the short term and cause your savings to fall far behind in the long term. Fortunately, by making a few financially savvy decisions, it’s not impossible to pay off debt while contributing regularly to your savings.

Most Americans Don’t Have Enough Savings

Automatic Savings
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 10 July 2018

Do you have enough savings to cover an emergency? If not, you’re among the 71 percent of people that don’t have enough set aside to cover six months’ worth of expenses. Having money set aside for unplanned expenses is essential, but, according to the Bankrate survey released in June, only 29 percent of adults say they have a large savings account.

Here are three easy ways to jump start your emergency savings fund.

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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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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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