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Finding the Funds for the Holidays

Budgeting Holiday
Written by Guest Blogger · 30 October 2014

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

With less than two months to go before Christmas, the average American family is estimated to spend around $804 this holiday season, according to the National Retail Association. That’s up five percent from 2013. How will you pay for this holiday season without relying on credit cards and going into debt? Here are some ideas to find the funds for the holidays and enjoy this season of giving.

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Beware of Holiday Budget Busters

Budgeting Holiday
Written by Laura Roler · 23 October 2014

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

The holiday season almost always means extra expenses, ones that are often not considered when thinking of a monthly budget. 

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Identity Theft in a Digital Age: Deter, Detect, Defend.

Fraud Identity Theft Credit
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 October 2014

The following post comes from the America Saves blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

By Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance, Ball State University

Transunion reports that approximately 19 people become victims of identity theft every minute.

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You don’t have to give children an allowance—but if you do, talk about it

Written by Guest Blogger · 21 October 2014

The following content was provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) 

Giving children an allowance is a topic many parents discuss. Even within families, parents can disagree about whether it’s a good idea.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 14, 2014

    Shop around for auto and homeowners' insurance: Before renewing your existing policies, check out the rates of competing companies whose annual premiums could be several hundred dollars lower. 

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Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.

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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

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A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

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