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Inexpensive Things to Do With your Military Family

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 25 April 2018

April is the Month of the Military Child, so it’s a great time to go out for family-friendly activities. With long hours and complex schedules, it’s important for service members to make time for their children. Growing up as a military child has its challenges, so don’t forget to make your children feel special. You can have fun and save money with your family both on and off base.

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Saving Energy = Saving Money 

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 25 April 2018

Earth Day, April 22, has come and gone but you can start playing your part in saving the environment by changing the way you consume energy. Save energy to save - it’s easy.

Here are some ways you can save energy and money in your home and on the go:

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How to Start Planning for Retirement if You Haven't Already

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 13 April 2018

It’s never too early or too late to start planning for retirement.

In fact, the sooner you begin planning, the better off you’ll be. Here are three retirement planning tips to keep in mind:

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Higher Interest Could Impact You

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 11 April 2018

The Federal Reserve has raised its target interest rate after five years of record lows. This means you may be at risk of paying more interest on your mortgage, private student loans and car note if you're looking to buy. Here’s a roundup of what this means for you.

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3 Steps to Assess Your Savings this Financial Literacy Month

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 11 April 2018

Financial Literacy Month is the perfect time to assess your finances and evaluate your level of savings preparedness. If you have an exceptional ability to manage debt, maintain an emergency savings fund and plan your finances, you’re already a great saver. If you want to improve your savings habits, start by asking yourself these questions.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 7, 2014

    Make sure your financial advisor’s title is accredited, and that the he/she is qualified through a training program that holds its members to strict ethical standards.

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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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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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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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