Personal Finances

10 Back-to-School Deals for Military Families

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As summer camps wind to a close and kids make their final splashes at the pool, parents have one thing on their minds: back-to-school shopping. But when you add up the cost of all the items on your kids’ classroom supply lists, backpacks, clothes and shoes, back-to-school is expensive! The following is a list of discounts to help military famil... more

Pentagon Doesn't Track How Many Military Families Go Hungry: Report

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Defense Department officials have incomplete information on how many military families are using food assistance programs because the department doesn't completely track the data or work with other departments to do so, a new report from the Government Accountability Office finds. While some data exist on how many service members use programs s... more

Five Signs You Have No Money Management Skills

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Good money management is about more than just being able to afford the essentials. It's about being able to cope with the unexpected and grow your wealth, saving a little more each day. If you're worried about your money management skills, the tips below might help you figure out what you're doing wrong and how to fix it. Related: 5 Steps to ... more

Five Steps to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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Are you living from paycheck to paycheck? If so, you are not alone. But the sooner you break free from this cycle, the sooner you can start on a path toward financial security. It takes some hard work, but this is an achievable goal for most people. Let's take a look at how to break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck and start workin... more

Tips for Traveling or Living Abroad

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Spending time overseas can be a thrilling adventure. You’re surrounded by new sights, exotic foods and maybe even a different language. Have you considered how your finances will translate? Make the most of your experience with these financial tips: Find a credit card with no foreign transaction fees. If you’re making a short trip, taking a ... more

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