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5 Easy Ways to Save While You Shop

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 15 February 2018

There's a certain thrill you get when you treat yourself to a new wardrobe or restock your fridge with fresh groceries. It feels like a well-deserved reward. While shopping might seem completely harmless, it can be detrimental to your budget. You can indulge every now and then, but the trick is to never get carried away.

Here are five ways to save money the next time you shop.

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First Step to Destroy Debt: Stop the Bleeding

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Written by Guest Blogger · 13 February 2018

By USAA Educational Foundation

Being in debt and falling behind feels awful. But here’s some good news: if you’re committed to getting out of debt, this program can help you get there. In six practical, proactive steps, you can destroy debt and work your way to a whole new financial feeling! Below is a video that walks you through the first step: stop the bleeding.

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When Good Credit Is Romantic: Your Credit Score May Affect Your Love Life

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Written by Guest Blogger · 09 February 2018

By FINRA Staff

Can your credit score predict how long your relationship will last? The answer may be yes, according to a study published by The Federal Reserve.

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5 Things the IRS Will Never Do

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 February 2018

When you think about tax season, you’re probably thinking about getting your refund. But there’s something else to keep in mind--these next few months are the peak time for scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack.

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Valentine's Day Hacks to Save You Money

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 February 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, and it doesn’t even have to cost much.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2018

    Do you know the easiest way to save is automatically? This Military Saves Week, consider setting up a split deposit to transfer $ directly to your savings account every paycheck: http://bit.ly/2dIKQuK#MSW18

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Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.

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Naval Battalion's Effort Yields Team Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Construction Battalion Five, DETAIL CHINHAE would like to share our campaign success story with you!

Currently we have 23 members on our Det, (all of whom have registered with militarysaves) and out of them 16 are planning for retirement by saving and investing money in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.

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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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