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Save Money and Give the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

Budgeting Holiday Holiday Spending & Saving
Written by Lani Poblete · 21 November 2017

According to the National Retail Federation’s recent survey, more than 164 million Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday. And of those, a whopping 20 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day.

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Five Tips to Help You Save Money During Open Enrollment

Emergency Savings Healthcare
Written by Lani Poblete · 20 November 2017

It’s that time of year again! Yes, the holiday season is here, but it’s also open enrollment season. That means it’s the time of year where you review your health benefits and make changes, or keep things just as they are if they are working for you.

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'Tis the Season for Saving!

Budgeting Holiday Spending & Saving
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 November 2017

By Jillian Stone, Caseworker, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with the glitter and glam can come stress, anxiety, and impulse. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Consider using some of these tips to keep from being overwhelmed, overworked, and overspent!

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7 Ways to Avoid Scams

Fraud Identity Theft Scams
Written by Guest Blogger · 14 November 2017

In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week, Military Saves shares seven tips from Military Consumer on how to avoid falling prey to scams. 

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Your 21-Day Fix to Creating a Healthy Savings Habit

Automatic Savings Savings Tips Financial Planning Financial Fitness
Written by Alecia Blair · 09 November 2017

By Alecia Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically. This Military Saves tagline and motto may sound easy enough, but what exactly does it mean?

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017

    How well are you managing your #debt? Find out with this assessment: http://bit.ly/2hITeQu @USAAEF @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

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Naval Battalion's Effort Yields Team Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Construction Battalion Five, DETAIL CHINHAE would like to share our campaign success story with you!

Currently we have 23 members on our Det, (all of whom have registered with militarysaves) and out of them 16 are planning for retirement by saving and investing money in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.

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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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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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