8 Fast Financial Tips for Military Recruits

If you’re a new recruit or junior enlisted service member, the military can throw a lot your way in a short time. While you’re getting a handle on your new life, make time to check your finances, too. A few simple steps now can set ...

Dave Says: Wait for it

Q: Would it be okay to go on a tenth anniversary honeymoon while we’re working on our debt snowball? A: I don’t think so. I mean, it’s not against the law or anything like that. I just don’t think it’s a good idea. I wouldn’t do it, and I ...

Discussing a Million Dollar Plan

While some millionaires were born, and others have quick-picked their way to riches, many more have started with less and worked their way to seven-figure status. Effective money-saving habits can help boost your wealth little by little, year ...

5 Must-Haves for Your Retirement Toolkit

Are you building a nice garden home, a castle, or heading for life in a cardboard box? Earlier this year, the Employer Benefit Research Institute issued its annual Retirement Confidence Survey. If the findings are any indication, we should all ...

Military Families Continue to Face Financial Stress

Blue Star Families Survey Shows Positive Financial Behaviors, but challenges remain as financial stress lingers. This recent survey of military families found that nearly two-thirds – 65 percent – of respondents experience stress related to ...

Eight Top IRA Mistakes to Avoid

Owning an IRA is a great step, but getting the most out of these retirement saving solutions requires building your knowledge of just how to use them. “There’s no question that saving through an IRA is a strategic move, but ...

Your Money Tips: January

Start off the year with a financial checkup by taking these initial steps to find out where you are financially.