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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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Time is on your side, millennials!

Emergency Savings Retirement Compound Interest
Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 08 November 2017

While childhood, school years, and first jobs may have seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, retirement might still feel like a lifetime away for millennials. And while it’s definitely far off in the future, compound interest means you can never start saving too early for such long-term savings goals – it can give you a huge boost up.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 13, 2014

    Never purchase expensive items on impulse. Think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will mean you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases, and far more money for emergency savings. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Coping with a Lost Job

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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Another Dream Realized

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | November 7, 2014

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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