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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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Most Americans Don’t Have Enough Savings

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 10 July 2018

Do you have enough savings to cover an emergency? If not, you’re among the 71 percent of people that don’t have enough set aside to cover six months’ worth of expenses. Having money set aside for unplanned expenses is essential, but, according to the Bankrate survey released in June, only 29 percent of adults say they have a large savings account.

Here are three easy ways to jump start your emergency savings fund.

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How to Save this Summer

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 02 July 2018

Hope you're having a wonderful Fourth of July holiday week! With summer comes warm weather and sunny beaches. The turn of the season is also a great chance to give your finances a fresh start. Here are five steps to boost your savings this summer. 

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Summer Solstice Financial Checkup

Written by Guest Blogger · 21 June 2018

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

We're closing in on the longest day of the year. To celebrate the annual halfway mark, some people wear flowers in their hair and dance in the shadow of Stonehenge. Others run solstice marathons by the light of the midnight sun.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | September 30, 2014

    The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. Sign up or get more info at tsp.gov

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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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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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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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