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5 Ways to Save on Memorial Day

Savings Tips Summer Savings
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 24 May 2018

Do you plan on having family and friends over for Memorial Day? If so, hosting a party could cost you. Here’s how you can host a fun Memorial Day on a budget for your loved ones on a budget.

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How to Save Money on Your Daily Commute

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 22 May 2018

Whether you’re driving to work or using public transportation, your daily commute has a price tag. Here are some simple ways you can save money on your commute.

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Get Your Recent College Graduate in Financial Shape

Savings Tips Education Saving for College
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 21 May 2018

Do you have a recent college graduate returning home this summer? If so, your adult child may need a reality check about money management. The next step after walking across that stage is full on adulthood, and it’s important to understand the financial basics. Here’s how you can support your adult child in developing good financial habits.

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Student Loan Debt 101

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 15 May 2018

If you’re a recent college graduate or you have a child that borrowed student loans, the reality of those loans might be starting to hit you. As a service member, you may be entitled to loan forgiveness or repayment assistance.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day on a Budget

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 09 May 2018

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, have you bought a present yet? If not, we’ve got some creative, last-minute gift ideas that are cost-effective and meaningful.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 7, 2014

    Make sure your financial advisor’s title is accredited, and that the he/she is qualified through a training program that holds its members to strict ethical standards.

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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

Written by Super User | April 16, 2013

My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

I have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.

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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.

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Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.

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