Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Gail Cunningham, Vice President of Public Relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Spending is more fun than saving. Or is it? Without a well-funded savings account you’re living on a slippery financial slope that can very quickly wreck havoc on your financial life. After all, it’s not if, but when, the next unplanned expense is going to occur.
By the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education & Advocacy
Learning how to make informed investing decisions and avoid common scams can make a big difference in your later years. With a basic understanding of investment options and how scam artists work, you can avoid fraud and grow your hard-earned money.
By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate
By now, you may know how you want to spend your tax return. Before you’ve spent the money in your mind, think about this. Military life poses many challenges that are very different from civilian life. These challenges can often be eased by having some money saved. With deployments and permanent change of station (PCS) moves, here are some wiser ways to spend your tax return in the New Year.
by Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist
The holiday season is in full swing! This can be one of the busiest times of year as we juggle office and school holiday parties, gift purchasing, and family celebrations. This is also the biggest shopping season of the year, making holiday shopping hot-spots, including brick and mortar stores and online retailers, primary targets for identity thieves.
Here are six simple steps that you can take to help protect yourself this holiday season (and year-round):
By the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
In this series, you can help your kids get on the right financial track—without being a financial expert yourself.
Most adults can trace the development of their financial lives back to childhood. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau researched more about this topic to determine what the most helpful activities are for children and youth as they learn and grow. The third part of this series if for the parents of teenagers and young adults.