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 have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.

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My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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