Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By The USAA Educational Foundation
No life is without challenge, that is for sure – but military life often includes its own unique challenges. No matter your rank, branch, age or location, there is at least one universal truth: the unexpected is expensive.
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By Jerry Quinn, head of Wells Fargo Military & Veteran Programs
Want to learn how debt management could help you save money? You’re not alone. One way to help manage debt is to pay it down sooner. You could save on interest over time and reduce the total cost of borrowing.
By Kevin Driscoll, CFP®, VP, Advisory Services, Navy Federal Financial Group
If you were asked to visualize retirement, what would you see? You may see yourself living on a beachfront property, cruising around in your dream car or even turning your favorite hobby into a business. Regardless of what retirement looks like to you, it’s safe to say we all want to enjoy it.
By Jerry Quinn, head of Wells Fargo Military & Veterans Programs
When was the last time you thought about money? Chances are it was today, since most adults deal with money on a daily basis. We pay bills and buy groceries. We consider money when weighing job opportunities, when determining where we’ll live, and when (or for some, if) we will retire. We are faced with financial decisions constantly. And yet, the vital skills of money management, budgeting, and saving are often missing from the curriculums at our children’s schools.
By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Project Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow
Military Saves Week (February 27-March 4, 2017) is an opportunity to hit the pause button on the high-speed tempo of your military life and assess your financial fitness. So, how are you doing? Much like improving your PT score, could you improve your financial health? This Military Saves Week, create healthy savings habits by taking action. Here’s how and why it’s so important.