#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save the easy way...automatically

Tammy G. Bruzon · 26 February 2019

3 Steps to Saving Money When You Start Your First Job

· 13 September 2012

3 Ways to Fund Holiday Expenses without Going into Debt

· 10 December 2013

5 Money Concepts to Practice in the Military

Lila Quintiliani · 04 April 2019

5 Steps to a Summer of Savings

Alecia Blair · 27 June 2017

5 Steps to Becoming Financially Fit

· 27 March 2014

Basic Training Tips to Help Service Members Invest Wisely

· 05 March 2018

BBB Military Line's 3 Tips for Saving

· 04 March 2014

Building a Six-Figure Savings While Enjoying Life

Benjamin Moss · 13 November 2020

Challenge Yourself to Increase your Savings in 2018 by Saving Automatically

· 26 February 2018

Five Things We Learned About Holiday Spending From Talking to a Couple of Economists

Alecia Blair · 08 December 2016

How to Make Investing Less Scary: Make it Automatic

· 27 February 2013

Join Military/America Saves for the #ASW2016 Kick-off Chat

Alecia Blair · 22 February 2016

Life in the Easy Lane with Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH and PayItGreen

· 02 April 2014

Make 2014 Your Year to Save

· 28 January 2014

Make 2016 the Year You’re Ready for Military Life’s ‘Gotcha’ Moments

Alecia Blair · 05 January 2016

Make Saving Automatic

· 24 January 2013

Make Your Savings Automatic in Three Easy Steps

Alecia Blair · 24 February 2016

Military Saves Week 2016 - Meet the Challenge in Three Steps

Alecia Blair · 28 January 2016

New Year's Saving Resolution #2: Save Automatically

· 22 January 2013

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When You Start Small, Saving is Easy

When Attiyya first got married, she and her Marine husband had just graduated from college and were focused on paying off student loan debt. They had both attended private schools and had sizeable loans. Then three months after the wedding, the couple found out they were pregnant with their first child.

The first year of their marriage, says Attiyya, was a balancing act between paying down debt and saving for the future.

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From Shopaholic to Saver

Many of us spend too much money on things we don’t need, but we don’t always know why. It’s easy to get a quick fix from retail therapy, but before we know it, our hard-earned money is gone. Oftentimes, when we engage in a “shopaholic” lifestyle or sporadic shopping sprees, we still experience feelings of emptiness, but to make it worse, we now have debt, too.

Khanmany was a shopaholic who turned everything around. She is active duty Navy and shares, “I was spending too much on things I didn't need. I was going shopping for no reason and was trying to fill a void. I was running up every credit card I owned to include Victoria's Secret, Military Star, Navy Federal, TJ Maxx, JCPenney, Macy's, USAA, and was only paying the minimum payments.”

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Building a Six-Figure Savings While Enjoying Life

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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