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

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Military Saves Week 2017 Annual Report Available Now!

Military Saves Week
Written by Alecia Blair · 12 December 2017
This year's annual report highlights the Military Saves Campaign, Military Saves Week 2017 and the work done by installations and organizations around the world to help service members and their families save. 

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Disability-Related Savings Accounts and Programs

Savings Tips ABLE Accounts
Written by Madeline Daniels · 06 December 2017

Sunday, December 3 was International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We want to share with you the what, why, where, and how of ABLE accounts to support you and your loved ones towards your savings goals.

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Five End of Year Savings Tips

Debt Savings Tips Savings Retirement Savings
Written by Lani Poblete · 29 November 2017

As we approach the end of the year, there is no better time to evaluate the progress you have made towards your savings goals, set some new ones for the upcoming year, and see if there aren't a few specific ways you can still save some money before the end of the year.

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Save Money and Give the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

Budgeting Holiday Holiday Spending & Saving
Written by Lani Poblete · 21 November 2017

According to the National Retail Federation’s recent survey, more than 164 million Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday. And of those, a whopping 20 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day.

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'Tis the Season for Saving!

Budgeting Holiday Spending & Saving
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 November 2017

By Jillian Stone, Caseworker, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with the glitter and glam can come stress, anxiety, and impulse. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Consider using some of these tips to keep from being overwhelmed, overworked, and overspent!

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Tip of the Day

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

    Set aside your #taxrefund for unexpected repairs or emergency expenses: @MilitarySaves

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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.


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.


A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.