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4 Ways to Save Money With a Fluctuating Income

Written by Guest Blogger · 11 June 2018

By Jacquelyn Pica

Getting paid a steady salary is great, but it’s not a reality for everyone.

We live in world of freelancers, independent contractors, side hustlers and commission-based jobs. Although this type of work doesn’t offer the same consistent paycheck, there are still ways to budget and save money when you have a fluctuating income.  

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5 Father's Day Gift Ideas that Don't Cost a Fortune

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 07 June 2018

Father’s Day is a little more than a week away, do you have your gift ready to go? If not, you’re definitely not the only one looking for a last minute gift idea. Here are some gifts that’ll help put a smile on the dad in your life’s face without costing you a fortune.

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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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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 13, 2014

    Start an emergency fund by saving $10/week or $40/month to save $500 by the end of the year http://ow.ly/rswS2

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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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Building a Six-Figure Savings While Enjoying Life

Written by Jackie Toops | November 13, 2020

Does the idea of saving up hundreds of thousands of dollars seem impossible? How about doing it while still living an enjoyable lifestyle?

For military spouse Martina and her husband, an E-5 in the Navy, accumulating a six-figure savings has become a reality. One might think that in order to save this much, it would take a great deal of sacrificing and forgoing a certain quality of life, but Martina and her husband would disagree. “Over the past few years (about five), we've managed to save almost $120,000 while mostly living on one income. We've learned so much about easy ways to save money and live a good life,” shares Martina.

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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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