Finding Money to Save

If you’re looking to get started on saving, here are some easy ways to build your wealth every day. Be sure to check out our other resources to help you build your way towards your financial goals.

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Monthly Savings

 

Yearly Savings

Save $.50 a day in loose change $15   $180
Cut soda/pop consumption by 1 liter a week $6   $72
At work, substitute 1 coffee for 1 cappuccino $40   $480
Bring lunch to work (saving estimated $3/day) $60   $720
Eat out 2 fewer times a month $30   $360
Borrow, rather than buying, one book a month $15   $180
Comparison shop for gas (save est. $.25/gallon) $4   $48
Maintain checking account minimum to avoid fees $7   $84
Bounce one less check a month $20   $240
Pay credit card bill on time to avoid late fee $25   $300
Pay off $1000 of credit card debt, reducing interest $15   $180

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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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Money on the Side

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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