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“Most” Deductions Are Expenses, Too

When you document your pay for budgeting purposes, put in your gross — the amount you make before taxes or other deductions are taken out. Then, note each deduction as […]


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Review Your Finances before Deploying

Deployment: It’s a basic fact of military life. It’s also one of the most challenging situations a military family can face. Lives and living situations change. Family routines are interrupted. […]


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A Method to the Budgeting Madness

Think of learning to stick to a budget, like training for a fitness goal. If you want to run a marathon, you’ll put together a training plan that suits your unique personality […]


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Getting Prepared for Deployment

Getting Financially and Legally Prepared for Deployment If deployment is on the horizon, you need to prepare for any possible life scenario. Part of this preparation is making sure your […]


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4 Steps to Your Very Own Spending Plan

How do you even begin to create a budget? Walk yourself through 4 simple steps: Recon. Take stock of your situation. Tally up all the funds coming in and all the […]


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Military Support Links

Links to Help You Navigate Your Military Lifestyle These links should help you navigate your military lifestyle questions. Defense Finance and Accounting Service Internal Revenue Service Publications Military One Source […]


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Credit Report Links

Use these links to check your personal credit report from one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Annual Credit Report Request Equifax Experian TransUnion National Foundation for Credit Counseling […]


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Savvy Shopping Equals Big Savings

Savvy Shopping Adds Up To Big Savings For Your Military Family During Military Family Appreciation Month, service members will find many businesses offering additional discounts and special savings on a […]


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“One-Ring Scam” Can Lead to Fees

“One-Ring Scam” Could Connect You to Hefty Fees If you’ve received a call that disconnects after just one ring, you may be tempted to call back the number you see […]


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Resolve to Review Insurance Coverages

Take a more financially savvy approach to your insurance by sitting down and reviewing your current policies. That means homeowners, auto, renters, health and any other insurance you maintain to […]


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Auto Insurance knowledge

Top Things Military Personnel Should Know About Auto Insurance If you’re a service member or a service member’s spouse, and you’re relocating to a city across state lines, you can […]