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Written by Guest Blogger | November 20, 2014
By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate
‘Tis the season for holiday military balls—a chance for you to get dressed up in a formal evening gown or tuxedo (if you’re a male guest) and celebrate time-honored traditions with your service member.
A military ball, however, can be very expensive. The trick is to set a ball budget and try to save ahead for these functions, rather than using a credit card. Depending on the branch and unit, it is common to have one or two military balls a year.
Whether it’s finding affordable attire or, for women, planning to get hair and makeup done, here are some ways to look fabulous at your ball without busting your budget.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | November 19, 2014
By Gail Cunningham, Media Relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
People often ask me how they can tell if they’re in debt. My standard answer is, “If it feels like it, you probably are.” Simply posing the question proves that you’re concerned.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | November 18, 2014
By Abigail C. Reid, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
If you are an active duty member of the Army, Air Force, or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to your TSP account, these deductions will stop on January 31, 2015, unless you act.Read more...