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Doesn’t spark joy? Don’t toss it – yet!

Combining Marie Kondo’s “joy” while maximizing your wallet “Does it spark joy?” With that one question, Marie Kondo launched a mass home organizing movement around the world. By now, we’ve all heard it. Between the millions of sales of her home-organizing books and the launch of a Netflix series, Kondo’s system for cleaning out and […]

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Gender Equity and Equality Through Girl-Focused Financial Literacy

When we look at the statistics and current state of affairs, we can clearly see why there is a need to advocate for gender equality and equity for women. The existing gender gaps that take various shapes need to be addressed as soon as possible. International Women’s Day is a perfect occasion to highlight the […]

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Budgeting For Life

Our fifth America Saves Week spotlight is Paula Sintes Darragh, a successful professional raised in a family of bankers. Paula adopted budgeting from an early age, so she saved enough and was able to buy a home before any of her peers started to even consider home ownership. She continued to imbed the budgeting thread […]

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The Saver, The Risk Taker, And The Game Player

Our fourth America Saves Weeks spotlight is Genna Rosenberg, a toy and consumer products veteran with over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications. Genna’s money journey starts off with immigrant grandparents who didn’t have much, yet worked very hard to to support their family. With a father who was more care-free with money. […]

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Family Businesses, Confidence, And Independence

Our third America Saves Week spotlight is Deborah Frazier, Liz Frazier Peck’s mother. She shares the influence that having a family who owned their own businesses had on her, and how being cut-off from any financial support two years into college made her take charge of her financial life. All in the family Deborah Frazier […]

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A Passion For People And Financial Planning

For our second America Saves Week spotlight for 2019, Liz Frazier Peck shares how forming an early healthy relationship with money thanks to her parents led her to explore her deep interest in people and finding her passion for financial planning. Her advice, personal stories, and deep knowledge in this spotlight are a must-read. Parents […]

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How To Reduce Your Kids’ Screen Time

You ask your child a question, but they’re distracted by a game on their phone. You check to see if they did their homework, but find them their third hour of iPad play. Kids and screen time are becoming a huge topic (and pain point) amongst parents and experts. If these scenarios sound familiar, you’re […]

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Minimalism: 7 Tips For Parents To Teach Their Kids

Minimalism is one of the best ways to teach your kids how to value what they have. At its core, it’s about intentionally promoting what we most value, and getting rid of distractions. Simply, minimalism is living only with the things we need. It also gives us the opportunity to teach our kids things like […]

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