Military Saves Blog

Blog

Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.

Take control of your debt by understanding your credit card statement

Debt Credit Cards Managing Debt
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 August 2018

By Jessica Richard, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellow

Taking control of debt can begin with acknowledging and understanding those debts. A credit card statement includes a lot of information and reading it thoroughly can offer insight into knowing where you stand.

Read more ...

Operation Military Family Summer Savings Audit

Savings Tips Summer Savings Savings Family Finances
Written by Alecia Blair · 10 August 2018

It may already be August, but there’s still time to audit your family’s household spending to find summer savings and see how much fat you can trim from your expenses. Why? Because cutting unnecessary expenses means you can find more money to save for important things, such as emergency or retirement funds or paying off high-interest debt. And, well, it just feels good!

Read more ...

Preparing for a PCS Move?

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 02 August 2018

We’re in the middle of PCS season. Getting financially prepared for a big move can be challenging but planning ahead can help alleviate some of the stress of moving. Here are three quick and easy steps to help you prepare financially for your next PCS move. 

Read more ...

5 Easy Steps to Tackle Your Debt While Saving

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 27 July 2018

Debt can be a heavy weight on your finances. It can hinder your spending in the short term and cause your savings to fall far behind in the long term. Fortunately, by making a few financially savvy decisions, it’s not impossible to pay off debt while contributing regularly to your savings.

Read more ...

Mid-Year Financial Check-In: Are you on track to reach your goals?

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 26 July 2018

We’re halfway through the year. This month is a great time to check in on those New Year resolutions you set out to accomplish in January. It’s also the perfect time to assess your finances to make sure you’re on track to reach your financial goals by year’s end.

Here are three ways to make sure you’re on track to reach your goals.

Read more ...

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 28, 2014

    Help your #kids learn practical #money skills with a fun financial game! http://ow.ly/w5wz7

Saver Stories View all »

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...