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Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip: Review Your Credit Report


OST Design large sealThe Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer proudly teams upWWBIC Logo 2014 with WWBIC (Wisconsin’s Womens Business Initiative Corporation) for “Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip.”

Starting a New Year is a GREAT time to start putting your fiscal house in order.  The month of January, we will focus on tips to do just that.

This week,  Reviewing your credit report may not seem like a savings tip, until you consider how much extra you could be spending on a high-interest loan due to errors on your credit report!  If you’ve never reviewed your own report, I would suggest starting by obtaining a copy of all three major reports from AnnualCreditReport.com.  Once you’ve taken care of any initial issues or errors, begin pulling one credit report every four months.  This way, you’ll never go longer than four months without reviewing one of your credit reports.  In the event someone attempts to steal your identity, your credit won’t be a train wreck before you can identify the issue and control the damage.  Bonus tip:  Save the money you pay toward monthly credit monitoring and do it yourself!

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Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip: GETTING YOU GAS, Week 1


OST Design large sealThe Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer proudly teams up with WWBIC (Wisconsin’s WomensWWBIC Business Initiative Corporation) for “Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip.”

The entire month of September, we are committed to GETTING YOU GAS FOR LESS!  This week, it’s all about HOW you pay for it. 

When you purchase gas this month, the right form of payment may make all the difference!  Several credit cards are offering great rebates, but most are only good through the end of September.  Chase Freedom and Discover Card are both offering 5% cash back while deals beyond September include American Express’ Blue Cash Preferred and Bank Americard that offer 3%.  With the average gallon of gas in Wisconsin up to $3.48, every penny counts!  Just remember… if you don’t normally purchase gas on credit, be sure to set aside the cash each week for the bill at the end of the month – it doesn’t become fun money!

 

 

 

 

 


Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip:


OST Design large sealThe Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer proudly teams up with WWBIC (Wisconsin’s WomensWWBIC Business Initiative Corporation) for “Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip.”

The entire month of July, we are committed to helping you KEEP YOUR COOL and SAVE! 

Here’s how you can start this week: 

  • On summer days, keep your curtains closed, especially on windows that get direct sunlight. The ability of curtains and drapes to reduce heat gain depends on fabric type and color.  Medium-colored draperies with white-plastic backings (also called solar curtains) can reduce heat gain by 33 percent. Hang the curtains as close to the window as possible for maximum effect.

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Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip: Keep Your Cool!


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The Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer proudly teams up with WWBIC (Wisconsin’s Womens Business Initiative Corporation) for “Wisconsin Saves.” This week, how you can become a saver courtesy of WWBIC.

 

Keep your cool! Run heat-generating appliances like ovens and dryers early in the morning or late at night. Or better yet, not at all: A clothesline will save the $100 a year it can cost to run your dryer. And ditch your incandescent for cooler CFL or LED light bulbs.

 

 

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Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip: Get Grilling!


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The Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer proudly teams up with WWBIC (Wisconsin’s Womens Business Initiative Corporation) for “Wisconsin Saves.” This week, how you can become a saver courtesy of WWBIC.

Cook outside.Using the stove or baking in the oven can create a lot of excess heat that has nowhere to go except in your house. Consider taking meal plans to the barbecue grill outside so that you can keep your cool inside.

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On the Road Again!


Tomorrow I will once again be on the road with the Unclaimed Property Unit. We will be at the UW-Milwaukee Benefits Fair from 10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. I visited UW-M earlier this year for a smaller event, and I look forward to helping even more people find unclaimed funds this time around.

Following the benefits fair, I will be dropping by the headquarters of the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation to tour their facility and discuss their efforts to provide support for women wishing to start to their own businesses.

@ UW-Milwaukee earlier this year with Barb Willkomm, who works in the HR Department