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What the Heck is the Best Way to Save?

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Written by Guest Blogger · 26 February 2018

By Lacey Langford

This week I have a reader question, and he wants to know, What the heck is the best way to save? 

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Protect your accounts and reduce your risk

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Written by Guest Blogger · 26 February 2018

By Carol Kando-Pineda, Federal Trade Commission’s Military Consumer

The internet offers access to a world of savings products and services, as well as investment opportunities. At the same time, it creates opportunities for scammers, hackers, and identity thieves.

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Make Your Financial Goals SMART and Your Savings Systematic

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Written by Guest Blogger · 25 February 2018

By Dr. Barbara O’Neill, Financial Management Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

There are several important reasons to save money, including peace of mind and to have cash available for emergencies. Another motivating factor is to have money to achieve financial goals (e.g., buying a new car).

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Save With a Plan

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Written by Guest Blogger · 25 February 2018

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Do you have trouble finding cash to set aside in your savings account? You're not alone. Just two out of five American households report "good or excellent progress in meeting their savings needs," according to the 2017 America Saves Week survey.

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Bridging the Gap: Turning your Savings Goal into a Reality

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Written by Guest Blogger · 25 February 2018

By Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education

When it comes to savings, there are three undeniable truths. 

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | May 14, 2014

    Pay more than the minimum due on your #credit card & pay off your bill sooner. More tips at http://ow.ly/wOaVh.

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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.

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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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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?

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