Find Joy This Holiday, Not the Insanity of Consumerism

Alecia Blair · 19 November 2015

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

Alecia Blair · 19 December 2016

Free Holiday Budget Printable

Tammy G. Bruzon · 02 November 2016

Halloween Savings Tricks and Treats

Darlene Aderoju · 11 October 2018

Now is the Time to Create a Holiday Spending Plan

Alecia Blair · 29 October 2015

The (Budget-Friendly) Joy of Gift Giving

· 14 December 2017

Tip of the Day

  • Participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services. It offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. More info at tsp.gov

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Setting a Goal Leads to Success

Growing up, Marisa’s dad had always talked about saving first, but she said she didn’t really internalize it until much later. “I was drifting along with no plan, carrying a little bit of revolving debt, saving some money here and there, but without a real plan for it.”

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Involving Kids in Family Finances

 

One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a good understanding of how money works as well as the importance of saving.

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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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