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Arizona Ranks 50th for Average Savings Balances


With the economy widely tipped to be a determining factor in this year’s election, Pitney Bowes Software today released new data that shows a decline in consumers’ average savings balances in four out of nine battleground states. Average savings account balances for the full year 2011 fell in absolute terms in four swing states –… Read More →

How To Teach Teens Money Management Skills

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While personal finance curriculums are expanding in schools nationwide, much of a teen’s money savvy is learned in the home. According to Mike Sullivan, director of education for Take Charge America, a non-profit credit counseling agency in Phoenix, all teens need some financial home-schooling before entering the “real world.” “It takes a lot of time and effort… Read More →