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Saving money, improving your financial life, building wealth. It all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. So what is your goal? Set up an emergency cash fund? Get out of debt? Make a down payment on a car or home? Sock away money for college or retirement?

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Depending on your goal your approach to saving changes! Choose a topic to explore and learn more about how to save successfully and effectively in that specific area.

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Savings Insights

Homeownership

06.01.2022 By Krystel Spell

A List of Unexpected Costs Associated with Buying a Home

Don't get caught with unexpected costs! Here's a list of unexpected costs that you may not be aware of of when buying a home.

Military Family

04.01.2022 By Military Saves Team

Inexpensive Things to Do With your Military Family

April is the Month of the Military Child, so it’s a great time to go out for family-friendly activities. With long hours and complex schedules, it’s important for service members to make time for their children. Growing up as a military child has its challenges, so don’t forget to make your children feel special. You can have fun and save money with your family both on and off base.

Automatic Savings

Save Automatically

The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. If you’re intimidated, remember what we say: “Start Small, Think Big.”

PCS

03.01.2022 By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

5 Tips to Avoid the Financial Stress of a PCS Move

If you have ever PCS’d before, then you are very aware of the financial costs of these moves that can stress even the most frugal of military families.

PCS

02.08.2022 By Military Saves Team

How To Overcome Expenses When Moving Overseas

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize that moving overseas, even under the protective umbrella of the military, will cost you oodles of money.

Fraud

02.08.2022 By Lori J. Schock, Director, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Don’t Get Scammed by Investment Fraud on the Internet

Social media and the Internet have become important tools for investors—both younger and older. Searching for stock research, guidance on investment strategies, and the latest business news are just some of the uses. Discussing and chatting about stock picks are others. Social media and the Internet provide not only a wealth of information for investors but also opportunities for those looking to take advantage of innocent victims

Military Retirement

02.08.2022 By Military Saves Team

Military Financial Strategies by Generation

Service members, military retirees, and their families come from a variety of ages and life stages, but saving for retirement should be a priority no matter what your stage of life.

Military Banks

02.08.2022 By Military Saves Team

8 Questions to Ask before Opening a Bank or Credit Union Account

Whatever institution you choose, make sure to ask these questions about their checking and savings accounts:

Military Income

02.08.2022 By Lila Quintiliani, Military Saves Assistant Coordinator

Leave & Earnings Statement: Q&A!

Do you look closely at your LES? I mean, really look at it and ponder what the various boxes mean? Well, one soldier did, and sent us a very valid question the other day.

Retirement

01.31.2022 By Breanna Johnston, AFC® Candidate & Amelia Simons, Communications Coordinator at America Saves

6 Steps To Jumpstart Your Retirement Journey When You’re Military.

Retirement is one of those endeavors that fall into the “someday” category. When living your day-to-day life as a servicemember or military family and you’re in your 20s, 30s, and even your 40s and those everyday expenses pop up, it’s more difficult to save for something that is seemingly so close, yet so far away.

Partner Resource Packets

We know that the hard work of getting people to change their financial behavior takes time, which is why Military Saves wants to assist your efforts to encourage financial action and savings behavior change throughout the year.

Partner spotlight

By MyArmyBenefits Team

Life After Retirement: Will You Have Enough?

This month we are highlighting a partner resource. MyArmyBenefits is the U.S. Army’s official benefits website and is geared toward all components: Active, Guard, and Reserve.

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