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Valentine's Day Hacks to Save You Money

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 February 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, and it doesn’t even have to cost much.

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Why save money? Here are four good reasons

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Written by Guest Blogger · 29 January 2018

Saving money, improving your financial life, building wealth. It all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. So what is your goal? Why should you save? If you're not sure where to start, check out these four reasons to save, outlined in the video below, courtesy of USAA Educational Foundation.

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Save - don't spend your refund

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Written by Lani Poblete · 25 January 2018

Each tax season, households making less than $52,000 claim $100 billion in federal tax refunds. If you're like us, that tax refund is the largest check you will receive all year.

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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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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | June 17, 2014

    Teach your #kids about finance - start with the #Money as you Grow program >> http://moneyasyougrow.org

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Building Wealth by Setting Goals

Written by Super User | April 24, 2013

My name is Allison Mecadon and I’m a Youth Coordinator with the Virginia National Guard Youth Program. My husband, Tom, is an M-Day Army National Guard Member (an M-Day member is one who performs weekend drill, but is not on full-time duty).

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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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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

Written by Super User | April 16, 2013

My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

I have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.

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