What Kind of Savings Accounts Do I Need?

Stephanie Halligan

Stephanie Halligan
Stephanie is a Financial Empowerment Consultant and the founder of The Empowered Dollar. She's dedicated her life to helping millennials and low-income families fix their finances and feel empowered to take control of their financial destiny. When she's not saving folks from financial disaster, she's doodling or drawing comics (probably about personal finance). Come say hello on Twitter and Facebook.
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