What’s My Raise Got to Do with It?

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With regular pay increases built right into the military system, you’re gaining skills, moving through the ranks, and making bank. When raises start rolling in, it can be tempting to […]

Spending Plan Launch

Spending Plan Launch

Now that you know how much you can afford to spend in each spending plan category and still move towards your savings goals, it’s time to live your plan. Document your new […]

Big Money Coming In

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Making a spending plan isn’t just about tracking your expenses. It also means looking carefully at what you have to work with — your income. Use this checklist to think […]

Spending Plan Analysis

Spending Plan Analysis

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into this spending plan thing. Once you’ve created a plan, try to stick to it. Don’t take on an unplanned expense unless you cut […]

Why does paying on time matter?

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When you want to build positive credit history and improve your credit score, the most important rule to remember is never, never, never be late to pay. Your FICO® credit […]

Budget Strategy

Once you know what money you have to work with and where it goes, you get to shift focus from what is to what could be. Where do you need and want your money […]

Budget Recon

Ready to create a budget? Great! First, know where you stand by tallying up all the funds coming in (whoo hoo!) and all the spending going out (wah wahhhh). We […]

School Shopping for Young Families

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If you’ve got kids heading to school you know that it can be an expensive time of the year. Spending hundreds of dollars to get them ready to enter (or […]

3 Must-Do Money Moves for Military Milleninials

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Life is full of decisions, some bigger or more impactful than others. This is fairly obvious. What’s not so obvious is that some seemingly small decisions you make as a […]

4 Steps to Your Very Own Spending Plan

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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 […]

Savvy Shopping Equals Big Savings

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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 […]

Pay Yourself First


You have to pay everyone else —shouldn’t you get your share too? The answer is, you should. Your spending plan helps you pay yourself, first. Make it a goal to […]