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Finding the Funds for the Holidays

Budgeting Holiday
Written by Guest Blogger · 30 October 2014

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

With less than two months to go before Christmas, the average American family is estimated to spend around $804 this holiday season, according to the National Retail Association. That’s up five percent from 2013. How will you pay for this holiday season without relying on credit cards and going into debt? Here are some ideas to find the funds for the holidays and enjoy this season of giving.

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Beware of Holiday Budget Busters

Budgeting Holiday
Written by Laura Roler · 23 October 2014

By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

The holiday season almost always means extra expenses, ones that are often not considered when thinking of a monthly budget. 

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Identity Theft in a Digital Age: Deter, Detect, Defend.

Fraud Identity Theft Credit
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 October 2014

The following post comes from the America Saves blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

By Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance, Ball State University

Transunion reports that approximately 19 people become victims of identity theft every minute.

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You don’t have to give children an allowance—but if you do, talk about it

Written by Guest Blogger · 21 October 2014

The following content was provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) 

Giving children an allowance is a topic many parents discuss. Even within families, parents can disagree about whether it’s a good idea.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | May 5, 2014

    Know how to request a free copy of your #credit report. It’s easy and safe. Just go to www.annualcreditreport.com

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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

During the months of June & July, 60 teenagers aged 13-19 from Marine, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force families attended Youth Saves programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help increase their knowledge of financial literacy. Jonathan Harrington, Personal Financial Counselor for the MA Guard & Reserve, created the Youth Saves program to fit into the Military Youth Saves (www.militarysaves.org) theme which encourages kids and teens to develop good savings habits at a young age.

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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

Written by Super User | April 16, 2013

My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

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