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Save Money and Give the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

Budgeting Savings Tips Holiday
Written by Lani Poblete · 21 November 2017

According to the National Retail Federation’s recent survey, more than 164 million Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday. And of those, a whopping 20 percent plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day.

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'Tis the Season for Saving!

Budgeting Holiday
Written by Guest Blogger · 20 November 2017

By Jillian Stone, Caseworker, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with the glitter and glam can come stress, anxiety, and impulse. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Consider using some of these tips to keep from being overwhelmed, overworked, and overspent!

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Five Tips to Help You Save Money During Open Enrollment

Emergency Savings Healthcare Open Enrollment
Written by Lani Poblete · 16 November 2017

It’s that time of year again! Yes, the holiday season is here, but it’s also open enrollment season. That means it’s the time of year where you review your employee health benefits and make changes, or keep things just as they are if they are working for you. While it may seem daunting to take the time to review your health plan, it is important to make sure you are getting the most out of your health benefits, and possibly even save yourself some money.

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7 Ways to Avoid Scams

Identity Theft Fraud
Written by Guest Blogger · 14 November 2017

In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week, America Saves shares seven tips from Military Consumer on how to avoid falling prey to scams. 

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Creating a Budget and Sticking to It

Budgeting Better Money Habits
Written by Lani Poblete · 09 November 2017

Looking to get serious about saving? Then creating a budget should be your first step. After all, how can you save if you don’t know where all of your money is going?

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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 16, 2017

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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

Written by Great Lakes Michigan Saves | April 19, 2016

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Learning to Save

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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