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Military Saves Week 2015 Report Released

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 13 October 2015

Military Saves has evolved into one of the cornerstones of the Department of Defense's (DoD) Financial Readiness Campaign and continues to grow each year. 


The Key to Your Next Big Purchase Could Be Direct Deposit & an Online Savings Account

Automatic Savings Savings Tips Big Ticket Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 09 October 2015

By Matthew Coan, CEO at

Whether you are saving for a new car, a wedding, down payment on a house, or another big purchase, you need to come up with a savings plan that is easy to implement in your everyday financial life. Saving can be a mind game, and there are some important factors you need to include to make your savings plan successful and get you your next big purchase for as little of your hard-earned money as possible.


Saving Money on Your First Mortgage

Savings Tips Home Homeownership
Written by Guest Blogger · 08 October 2015

By John Leo Weber, Director of Search Marketing at Geek Powered Studios

Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment that most people will ever make, so it is important to understand how mortgages work, and how to avoid the common pitfalls of taking on a mortgage. With so many moving parts in the home buying process it’s easy to get confused about the terminology, the steps, and the costs involved.


New Partner Packet Released: Holiday Spending & Saving

Automatic Savings Savings Tips Holiday Partner Packet
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 07 October 2015

Consumers are getting savvier about saving during the holiday season, but retailers are catching on. It's been reported that major retailers are already baiting holiday shoppers to spend — spend — spend. That is all the more reason to make savings a priority during the holiday season.


Replacing or Upgrading Appliances: An Often Overlooked Big Ticket Purchase

Savings Tips Home Big Ticket Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 05 October 2015

By Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Family Resource Management Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

Saving for a new computer, a longed-for vacation, or a deposit for an apartment are goals that many of us can relate to. Because we use them daily, saving to replace or upgrade appliances is not always a high priority. If you’ve priced any appliances lately, you know that they can be big ticket items, particularly if you need to replace a refrigerator, washer and dryer, or television in a hurry.


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  • Written by Annie Cromwell | March 19, 2014

    Having emergency savings may be the most important way to stay afloat financially

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Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.


Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”


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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