Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Lacey Langford, AFC®
There’s a lot to know and do when it comes to money. The amount of financial knowledge circulating the world is humbling even for a financial professional. The good news is… you don’t have to know it all to be successful with money. The bad news is… you have to learn some basic concepts to keep your finances running smoothly. Here are 5 money concepts to practice when you’re in the military.
By Lila Quintiliani, AFC®, Military Saves
April is National Financial Capability Month, when the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and the Ready Campaign encourage people to improve their financial futures and to be prepared when disaster strikes. Here are three actions you can take now to make sure you are ready for any financial disaster, big or small.
By Lila Quintiliani, AFC®
Spring is almost here. Here are 5 easy tips to get your financial house in order.
If you are a typical working American with a full-time job, then taxes are most likely your biggest expense. In fact, in 2017, American taxpayers paid over a trillion dollars in state and local taxes and over $3 trillion in federal taxes!
Last week life threw me one of those proverbial curveballs that always seem to happen at the absolute worst time: my beloved corgi puppy was diagnosed with a congenital liver defect that required immediate surgery on both her liver and bladder. She’s like a child to me - how could I possibly say no? Although we do have pet insurance, it only pays for a portion of the procedure, and I had to pay a percentage up front. Fortunately, we have an emergency fund for contingencies like this. And thankfully we kept the fund in the right place.