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

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5 Steps to Creating a Budget

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 24 January 2018

It’s a new year, which makes it the perfect time to start practicing good spending habits!

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Don’t Fall for Cryptocurrency-Related Stock Scams

Investing Investment Fraud Cryptocurrency
Written by Guest Blogger · 10 January 2018

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) are in the news daily. FINRA, a financial industry regulator, is warning investors to be cautious when considering the purchase of shares of companies that tout the potential of high returns associated with cryptocurrency-related activities without the business fundamentals and transparent financial reporting to back up such claims.

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3 Ways to Save More Money This Tax Season

Tax Time Saving Tax Credits
Written by Alecia Blair · 09 January 2018

Tax filing season is upon us once again—an opportunity to assess your financial situation, set goals for the year, and find ways to save towards those goals. Here are three easy ways to save money this tax season and get a jumpstart on your savings goals in the New Year:

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Retirement Hot Topics and More for Military Savers: Read Military Saves Top 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

Written by Lani Poblete · 21 December 2017

With the Blended Retirement System opt-in period beginning on January 1, many service members are busy educating themselves on their retirement options. Reflecting this, three of our five most popular blogs this year on provided retirement savings advice.

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Tip of the Day

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

    Saving for a rainy day? Put your #taxrefund into emergency #savings >> via @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?


60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

During the months of June & July, 60 teenagers aged 13-19 from Marine, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force families attended Youth Saves programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help increase their knowledge of financial literacy.


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.