#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save the extra

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3 Ways to Save More Money This Tax Season

· 09 January 2018

Be Money Wise at Tax Time: 5 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

· 09 January 2014

Beware of These 5 Tax-Season Scams

· 14 January 2014

Don't Leave Your Money On The Table This Tax Season

Alecia Blair · 30 December 2014

Don’t leave your money on the table during this tax season!

· 18 March 2014

Earned Income Tax Credit: What Military Families Should Know

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Five Tax Tips for Service Members and Their Families

Michael Khavari · 11 February 2019

Get SMART about Your Tax Refund This Year

Alecia Blair · 28 March 2017

Get Your Finances in Shape for the New Year

· 01 January 2014

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· 16 January 2018

Grow Your Tax Refund with Savings Bonds

· 11 March 2013

Healthy Uses for Your 2014 Tax Refund

· 25 March 2014

How Can You Save Money During Tax Time? It’s “EZ” – File the Return Yourself or Use FREE Resources

· 07 January 2014

How to Maximize Your Tax Refund in 2019

Lila Quintiliani · 11 March 2019

How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

Alecia Blair · 10 January 2017

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

Alecia Blair · 05 January 2016

New Partner Resource Packet: Tax Time Saving

Alecia Blair · 05 December 2014

New Savings Theme: Saving at Tax Time

· 20 December 2013

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How Smart Financial Decisions Can Create Opportunities 

Written by Stephen Ross, America Saves Program Coordinator | November 22, 2019

Of the many stories Military Saves shares, most describe how someone was in dire straits financially and worked their way out of it with the help of Military Saves. This time we want to highlight a different kind of story. This is a story about how responsible financial decisions can build on one another to create opportunities you thought only the super-rich enjoy.

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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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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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