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Get Sweaty: Do Sweat the Small Stuff and Find Out How Much You Can Save!
By Lila Quintiliani, AFC
Military Saves Assistant Coordinator
A while ago I read a personal finance article, and the gist of it was “don’t sweat the small stuff.” That people needed to pay attention to saving on big ticket items, like houses, cars, rent, and so on and to stop wasting their time nit picking over the minute details of their spending. Well, I couldn’t disagree more. I think most people get into difficulties because they don’t pay sufficient attention to what they are spending their money on daily. They are literally nickling and diming themselves into financial difficulties.
Murphy’s Law and Emergency Savings
7 May 2012
By Adrianna Domingos-Lupher, AFC®
Owner, Military Money Chica, Personal Finance Blog
I’m sure you’ve all met my friend, Mr. Murphy. He’s a frequent visitor to our home and is notorious for showing up when we least expect it. Mr. Murphy can be quite an expensive houseguest with little regards as to how his actions will impact your finances.