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Clarksville’s Grace Apilado awarded $1,000 scholarship from TNStars

 

Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard Awards $10,000 in TNStars Scholarships to Winners from Around the State

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. started 2016 by awarding $1,000 scholarships to the winners of the TNStars, 10 Kids: $10,000 Holiday Scholarship Giveaway.

The winners and their families gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol this week for a special celebration with the Treasurer, joined by Speaker Beth Harwell and Representatives Susan Lynn and Mike Carter.

Grace Apilado of Clarksville awarded $1,000 TNStars scholarship. She Wants to be either a Doctor or Fine Arts major. (Dawn Majors,State of Tennessee)

Grace Apilado of Clarksville awarded $1,000 TNStars scholarship. She Wants to be either a Doctor or Fine Arts major. (Dawn Majors,State of Tennessee)

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TNStars College Savings 529 Program $10,000 scholarship giveaway

 

TNSTARS College Savings ProgramNashville, TN – Nearly 700 families have entered the TNStars College Savings 529 Program $10,000 scholarship giveaway! This month, ten Tennessee kids will win a $1,000 college scholarship into a TNStars account, just for entering online.

In less than one week, TNStars will draw one winner at random every day for 10 days. Tennessee residents age 21 and older can enter to win on behalf of a child now through December 27th. One entry is good for the entire contest period. To enter, visit tnstars.com/holiday-sweeps/«Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs ABLE Legislation to Help Families and Individuals with Disabilities Save with Tax-free Earnings

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Families of those with disabilities are now one step closer to saving more money for medical costs with tax-free earnings.

Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee ABLE Act into Law, giving State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. the authority to create and offer tax-advantaged investment plans to help families of those with disabilities save money for a variety of qualifying expenses.

The legislation, passed unanimously by the 109th General Assembly, establishes an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program in accordance with federal legislation.

(L to R) Whitney Goetz, LaKesha Page, Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, Steve Summerall, Governor Bill Haslam, Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., Rep. Kevin Brooks, Carol Westlake, and Melanie  Bull. (Jed Dekalb, Chief State Photographer)

(L to R) Whitney Goetz, LaKesha Page, Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, Steve Summerall, Governor Bill Haslam, Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., Rep. Kevin Brooks, Carol Westlake, and Melanie Bull. (Jed Dekalb, Chief State Photographer)

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Tennessee Department of the Treasury says celebrate Easter by Building a College Savings Nest Egg

 

TNSTARS College Savings ProgramNashville, TN – Easter is a time when children look forward to chocolate eggs. But there’s another gift that people can give to children, grandchildren or other young friends and relatives this holiday season. And, unlike the chocolate that often disappears before dinner, this gift can last a lifetime.

“While it’s great to give children candy eggs to celebrate Easter, I also encourage Tennesseans to consider starting college savings nest eggs for their loved ones,” State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. said. “One great way to do that is through the Treasury Department’s TNStars College Savings 529 Program. Setting up an account is easy – in fact, it can be done online – and there are tax benefits for those who do.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Treasury Department says America Saves Week Emphasizes the Value of Putting Money Aside

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Did you know that nearly half of Americans don’t have a savings plan with specific goals? Or that about one-third of Americans don’t have enough emergency funds on hand to cover unexpected expenses like car repairs or visits to the doctor?

In our modern world, computers and personal electronic devices make it easier all the time to spend money, but fewer tools are available to encourage people to save money. «Read the rest of this article»

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