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Take the ‘Save the Extra’ Military Family Challenge

Written by Guest Blogger · 01 March 2019

By Andia Dinesen, AFC ®, EVP Communications and Operations, Association of Military Banks of America

This Military Saves Week, take the Save The Extra challenge. Military life, your benefits, pay, raises, promotions, deployments, duties, special pay, etc. can provide a military family many opportunities to “save the extra” money that may find its way to you. There are many strategies to help you save more effectively and using the tips below may help you reach your saving goals much faster when you challenge yourself to Save The Extra! Take the Military Saves Pledge as your first step.

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Save to retire

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Written by Guest Blogger · 28 February 2019

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Time for a Military Saves Week pep talk. YOU CAN DO IT! I’m talking about saving meaningful money toward your retirement.

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#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save to retire

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 28 February 2019

Studies show few Americans have adequate savings for retirement but it’s never too late – or too early – to start saving.

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#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save for the unexpected

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 27 February 2019

That day you blew a tire. The time your dishwasher overflowed. That vacation when your child got sick far from home and the doctor wouldn’t take your insurance. We all have those unexpected events in life that can lead to financial stress, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save the easy way...automatically

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 26 February 2019

Never miss a beat when it comes to savings. Make it so easy you never have to think about it by setting aside money for savings automatically.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 17, 2014

    Check out the #savings checklist tool containing 15 “savings accomplishments” to assess your savings effectiveness: https://bit.ly/2fdv5O2

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When You Start Small, Saving is Easy

Written by Lila Quintiliani | August 12, 2019

When Attiyya first got married, she and her Marine husband had just graduated from college and were focused on paying off student loan debt. They had both attended private schools and had sizeable loans. Then three months after the wedding, the couple found out they were pregnant with their first child.

The first year of their marriage, says Attiyya, was a balancing act between paying down debt and saving for the future.

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Involving Kids in Family Finances

Written by | April 19, 2019

 

One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a good understanding of how money works as well as the importance of saving.

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Making Saving Automatic Leads to Personal Success

Written by Lila Quintiliani | May 27, 2020

Ryan’s savings journey started when he was an active duty airman. Frequent deployments and temporary duty assignments gave him the opportunity to save. By the time he transitioned out of active duty, he had built up a healthy rainy-day fund and had started to aggressively save for retirement.

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