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Written by Guest Blogger | October 8, 2015
When you start your career, you'll find plenty of advice on handling your money. Thousands of personal finance sites will press upon you to create your first budget, set aside an emergency fund, pay off your debt, and build your investments. Even the media tells you to save for retirement. But how can you do that when you have a life to live right now?Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | October 6, 2015
By Corrinne McKenna, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow
“If you add a little to a little, soon the little will become great.” – Hesiod, Greek poet
Take a moment to think of all of the little things you spent money on in the past week. Maybe you purchased lunch at the food court, an energy drink or coffee from the shoppette and a new movie from the exchange.Read more...
Written by Alecia Blair | October 1, 2015
By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate
Housing is probably the largest liability (or debt) you have every month, right? It demands the biggest chunk of your monthly income and can greatly impact how much money you have left to spend on other things, such as everyday expenses, short- and long-term savings goals and paying off other debt. That’s why it’s so important to find your housing affordability number, which is based on a variety of factors. Doing so will help you find not just a house, but a home you can be at ease in.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | September 29, 2015
By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
Rucking 70 pounds, dragging an anchor or slinging cargo. Soldiers, sailors and airmen know these are things that will slow your advance. Debt has the same effect; it can slow or even prevent you from reaching your financial goals. Here are nine tips to help you lighten your debt load:Read more...