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5 Savings Do NOTs

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 06 June 2018

In honor of National Donut Day, here are five savings “do nots” to keep in mind. These savings mistakes could cost you. 

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Meet the 2018 recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 30 May 2018

Today, 37 banks, credits unions, and military-affiliated organized were awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence. The award is presented annually to financial institutions that make extraordinary efforts to encourage saving during America Saves Week/Military Saves Week and succeeded in encouraging customers and to open and add to wealth-building accounts.

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5 Ways to Save on Memorial Day

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Written by Darlene Aderoju · 24 May 2018

Do you plan on having family and friends over for Memorial Day? If so, hosting a party could cost you. Here’s how you can host a fun Memorial Day on a budget for your loved ones on a budget.

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How to Save Money on Your Daily Commute

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 22 May 2018

Whether you’re driving to work or using public transportation, your daily commute has a price tag. Here are some simple ways you can save money on your commute.

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Student Loan Debt 101

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 15 May 2018

If you’re a recent college graduate or you have a child that borrowed student loans, the reality of those loans might be starting to hit you. As a service member, you may be entitled to loan forgiveness or repayment assistance.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 22, 2013

    Find places to cut your #spending so that you can pay down #debt faster: http://ow.ly/fzT2h  

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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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A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.

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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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