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Save Your Family Money by Going Green!

Savings Tips Young Savers
Written by April Crews · 24 July 2014

You may have heard a reporter on the news or read a news article quoting statistics on how it’s good for the environment to adopt and/or develop behaviors that benefit the environment. But did you know that many of those same behaviors that help the environment can also help you save money? Here are four ways you can save or make money while also helping to preserve the environment and reduce waste. Some even might improve your health!

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What Savers Say

Savings Tips
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 23 July 2014

If you read the blog, like us on Facebook, or follow @AmericaSaves on Twitter, you know that we love to share the best tips and advice on personal finance, savings, budgeting, and managing debt that we can get our hands on. We realize, though, that often the best advice comes from you, the saver.

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Decision Making: Living On or Off Base

Housing PCS
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 July 2014

By BrianaHartzell, Community Manager, USAA

This post  was originally published on the USAA Member Community blog. Find it at usaa.com 

Moving comes with many decisions, but one of the most important will be deciding whether you would like to live on or off post. Housing options are different depending on where your next assignment brings you, but there are a few things you should consider while making your decision.

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Veterans Financial Coalition Formed to Serve Financial Needs of Transitioning Veterans

Veterans
Written by April Crews · 17 July 2014

A new coalition to serve the needs of transitioning veterans was formed last month, and includes a partnership between five major consumer organizations including Military Saves and our coordinating organization Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The new Veterans Financial Coalition will work to improve the financial security of the nation’s growing veteran population as they return to civilian life.

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Savings Motivation via Text Message

Savings Tips
Written by Katie Bryan · 16 July 2014

Yesterday, we  launched a whole new way to get savings messages straight to your phone.

If you’re not quite ready to take the Pledge to Save, but want text messages on personal finance and savings, text SAVES to 30364. Through these texts you will get savings tips and advice and can decide what you really want to save for.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | June 17, 2014

    Summer is a great time to teach your child about finance. Start with the Money as you Grow program http://moneyasyougrow.org/ 

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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

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Relevant Finance from First National Bank

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

From Get Smart About Credit Day in October 2008 through Military Saves Week in February 2009, participants learned the financial facts of life. Lessons were focused on check writing, understanding the stock market, credit cards, differentiating between needs and wants and budgeting.

In one session First National Bank personalized the ABA Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save Money Tree lesson with an emphasis on saving. The lesson taught students how to manage money and pay bills while saving.

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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