Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Madalyn Pemberton, America Saves Intern
When you’ve procrastinated planning for Father’s Day, it’s tempting to shell out big bucks rather than brainstorm inexpensive gifts. Especially when free two-day shipping makes it super easy to get that electric razor on time, or reservation apps put nice restaurants at your fingertips. But blowing through your budget before the month is up on a single day, while well-intentioned, is likely to result in more stress and gray hairs than it is ultimately worth—especially if it results in asking for help from dad later in the month.
Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Being prepared to tackle life’s financial hurdles – paying for higher education, saving for a home, and being ready for retirement – is critical. You may not realize it, but choices you make now can impact your financial future. Taking steps today, and setting goals, can help put you on a path to a secure financial future and retirement.
Today, 32 banks and credits unions were awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence and eight financial institutions received honorable mentions.
By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow
As a new recruit after basic training, there's a lot to learn about your branch of the military, job or MOS (military occupation specialty), and first duty station. How well (and how quickly) you learn these skills can impact your military career.