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Five More Things We Learned About Holiday Spending From Talking to a Couple of Economists

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 19 December 2016

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Communications Director

America Saves recently shared some of our favorite thoughts and lessons from our conversation with two economists who often have different views about savings issues that impact not only the national economy, but our families as well.

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Don't Go Holiday Shopping With Your Thrift Savings Plan

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Written by Guest Blogger · 13 December 2016

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

When you're shopping for the holidays, it can be tempting to abandon your budget and buy more than you planned for your family and friends—or for yourself. But what happens when the credit card bills start coming in? Or you realize that you don't have enough cash to cover your everyday costs?

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Five Things We Learned About Holiday Spending From Talking to a Couple of Economists

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 08 December 2016

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Communications Director

America Saves recently sat down with two economists who often have different views in the first of four conversations about savings issues that impact not only the national economy, but our families as well.

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Holiday Spending & Saving Partner Packet Available

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 28 November 2016

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.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 26, 2017

    Your #taxrefund will continue to grow if you put it into savings or retirement: http://bit.ly/2jap85c @MilitarySaves

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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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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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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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