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Save Money and Give the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

Budgeting Holiday Holiday Spending & Saving
Written by Lani Poblete · 21 November 2017

According to the National Retail Federation’s recent survey, more than 164 million Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday. And of those, a whopping 20 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day.

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Five Tips to Help You Save Money During Open Enrollment

Emergency Savings Healthcare
Written by Lani Poblete · 20 November 2017

It’s that time of year again! Yes, the holiday season is here, but it’s also open enrollment season. That means it’s the time of year where you review your health benefits and make changes, or keep things just as they are if they are working for you.

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'Tis the Season for Saving!

Budgeting Holiday Spending & Saving
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 November 2017

By Jillian Stone, Caseworker, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with the glitter and glam can come stress, anxiety, and impulse. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Consider using some of these tips to keep from being overwhelmed, overworked, and overspent!

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7 Ways to Avoid Scams

Fraud Identity Theft Scams
Written by Guest Blogger · 14 November 2017

In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week, Military Saves shares seven tips from Military Consumer on how to avoid falling prey to scams. 

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Your 21-Day Fix to Creating a Healthy Savings Habit

Automatic Savings Savings Tips Financial Planning Financial Fitness
Written by Alecia Blair · 09 November 2017

By Alecia Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically. This Military Saves tagline and motto may sound easy enough, but what exactly does it mean?

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017

    The easiest way to save is automatically. Transfer $ to a #savings account every paycheck. http://bit.ly/2hISOtp #MSW2017

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.

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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

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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