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Written by Guest Blogger | December 1, 2015
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.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | November 24, 2015
By Kisha A. Taylor, Writer-Editor, Thrift Savings Plan
Although you may feel compelled to spend extra time and money on gifts for others during the holidays, don’t forget to include someone special—yourself! Here are a couple of ideas for your gift list:Read more...
Written by Alecia Blair | November 19, 2015
By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications
According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, this year, “consumers celebrating Christmas, Hanukah, and/or Kwanza will spend an average of $805.65 on food items, decorations, gifts and more over the holiday season.” This amount is “the highest amount in the survey’s 14-year history and in line with last year’s $802.45.”Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | November 17, 2015
By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
Need some extra spending money for the holidays? You may want to consider a Christmas Club account. Remember those? Although Christmas Club accounts aren’t often talked about these days, their purpose is wise: keep the saver out of debt at the holidays. By saving systematically throughout the year, that money can be used to keep Santa in the green.Read more...