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Written by Alecia Blair · 10 August 2018

It may already be August, but there’s still time to audit your family’s household spending to find summer savings and see how much fat you can trim from your expenses. Why? Because cutting unnecessary expenses means you can find more money to save for important things, such as emergency or retirement funds or paying off high-interest debt. And, well, it just feels good!

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Preparing for a PCS Move?

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 02 August 2018

We’re in the middle of PCS season. Getting financially prepared for a big move can be challenging but planning ahead can help alleviate some of the stress of moving. Here are three quick and easy steps to help you prepare financially for your next PCS move. 

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5 Easy Steps to Tackle Your Debt While Saving

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 27 July 2018

Debt can be a heavy weight on your finances. It can hinder your spending in the short term and cause your savings to fall far behind in the long term. Fortunately, by making a few financially savvy decisions, it’s not impossible to pay off debt while contributing regularly to your savings.

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Mid-Year Financial Check-In: Are you on track to reach your goals?

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 26 July 2018

We’re halfway through the year. This month is a great time to check in on those New Year resolutions you set out to accomplish in January. It’s also the perfect time to assess your finances to make sure you’re on track to reach your financial goals by year’s end.

Here are three ways to make sure you’re on track to reach your goals.

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Your Military Family Can Save as a Unit

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 18 July 2018

Being a service member comes with a unique set of financial challenges. Major events like PCSing and deployment can be challenging to your finances, but even everyday expenses can pile up. The good news is that you and your support system at home - your family - can work together to make sure your finances are not a daily challenge.

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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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Setting a Goal Leads to Success

Written by Super User | May 24, 2019

Growing up, Marisa’s dad had always talked about saving first, but she said she didn’t really internalize it until much later. “I was drifting along with no plan, carrying a little bit of revolving debt, saving some money here and there, but without a real plan for it.”

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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