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5 Savings Do NOTs

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 06 June 2018

In honor of National Donut Day, here are five savings “do nots” to keep in mind. These savings mistakes could cost you. 

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Meet the 2018 recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 30 May 2018

Today, 37 banks, credits unions, and military-affiliated organized were awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence. The award is presented annually to financial institutions that make extraordinary efforts to encourage saving during America Saves Week/Military Saves Week and succeeded in encouraging customers and to open and add to wealth-building accounts.

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5 Ways to Save on Memorial Day

Savings Tips Summer Savings
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 24 May 2018

Do you plan on having family and friends over for Memorial Day? If so, hosting a party could cost you. Here’s how you can host a fun Memorial Day on a budget for your loved ones on a budget.

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How to Save Money on Your Daily Commute

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 22 May 2018

Whether you’re driving to work or using public transportation, your daily commute has a price tag. Here are some simple ways you can save money on your commute.

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Get Your Recent College Graduate in Financial Shape

Savings Tips Education Saving for College
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 21 May 2018

Do you have a recent college graduate returning home this summer? If so, your adult child may need a reality check about money management. The next step after walking across that stage is full on adulthood, and it’s important to understand the financial basics. Here’s how you can support your adult child in developing good financial habits.

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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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.

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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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