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  • Written by Guest Blogger | May 14, 2014

    Pay more than the minimum due on your #credit card & pay off your bill sooner. More tips at http://ow.ly/wOaVh

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  • Six Warning Signs That You May Be Spending Too Much Money This Holiday Season

    Written by Laura Roler | November 27, 2014

    By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC ® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow


    The holidays are fast approaching, and you may already be spending money and buying gifts to prepare. Before you spend too much money, take a moment to watch for these six warning signs that you may be spending too much money this holiday season.  

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  • How I Tricked Myself Into Saving $500 This Christmas

    Written by Guest Blogger | November 26, 2014

    By Kathleen O'Malley, Creator, Frugal Portland

    Christmas shopping. How does something so predictable hit us over the head, year after year? How is it that every time Thanksgiving rolls around, we’re suddenly hit with the reality of a diminished bank account and a long list of people we love?

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  • Help Build a Foundation for Your Child’s Money Skills Today

    Written by Guest Blogger | November 25, 2014

    By the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    In this series, you can help your kids get on the right financial track—without being a financial expert yourself!

    Most adults can trace the development of their financial lives back to childhood. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau researched more about this topic to determine what the most helpful activities are for children and youth as they learn and grow. This three-article series provides tips for parents of young children, elementary and middle school students, and teenagers and young adults. The first part in this series is for parents with children, ages three to five.

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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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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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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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