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Savings to the Rescue

Earlier this week, the Real Time Economics blog at the Wall Street Journal did a fascinating story on National Bureau of Economic Research paper that…


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Back to Basics

During the government shutdown, no-military-pay scare earlier this month, it became even more apparent how many military families are stretched thin financially and living paycheck-to-paycheck. …



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Five Things to Do With A Bigger Paycheck

Update:  I have completely revised this article to account for the expiration of the 2010 Making Work Pay Credit. Okay, I can hear the screaming…



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Emergency Fund 101

You hear a lot about emergency funds, but you probably have questions.  Here’s a short primer that will hopefully help answer some of your questions,…


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VA Goes YouTube

The Veteran’s Administration has begun posting YouTube videos to help answer questions and highlight VA benefits.  One of the most recent videos highlights the VA…


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Emergency GI Bill Benefits

As you may have heard, some people using their GI Bill benefits are having some trouble getting paid as the VA struggles to keep up…


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A Financial Back-Up Plan

Most days, I am pretty financially aware:  I know how much money is in my bank accounts, I know if there is anything on our…


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5 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

If you overpaid taxes last year, you’re getting a refund sometime this spring. That chunk of cash can quickly disappear out of your bank account…


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Prioritizing, Again

Like many of you, I always struggle to prioritize my saving/spending/debt repayment.  My husband has recently deployed, and I spent today figuring out the best…