Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
The holiday reports are in! Retail spending will increase across the board by about three percent this year, reaching its highest point since the Great Recession. Many reports also show that people are feeling more secure about their finances as a whole and are planning their purchases more strategically. We want to celebrate this fact by encouraging Military Savers to take these good financial habits with them into the New Year.
By Federal Trade Commission Staff
By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
Managing debt is a major concern of many Americans. Nearly four out of five Americans carry at least one of the following types of debt measured by the FINRA Foundation’s 2015 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS): mortgage or home equity loan; credit card balance; auto loan; student loan’ non-bank borrowing; or unpaid medical bills. And 40 percent of Americans reported thinking they “have too much debt right now.”
By Lauren Chaplin, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow
When it comes to personal finances, everyone has a favorite tool or system. Whether it be traditional pen and paper, Excel spreadsheet or an app on one’s phone, having some sort of visual to help see goals and the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ can really motivate individuals to get their finances in gear.
By the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy
No investment strategy pays off as well as, or with less risk than, eliminating high interest debt.
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Tip of the Day
Written by Katie Bryan | December 20, 2013
Pay off your credit card balance with your #tax refund this year! This download can help: http://ow.ly/rFJJe