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A military member’s guide to balance transfers
Almost everyone sets new resolutions on January 1, but that’s the easy part. Your resolutions might be job related, like scoring higher on your PT test. Or maybe it’s financial, like staying within budget and paying down debt. When it comes to debt, have no fear – there are great financial offers and tools available to help pay off credit card debt and get you back on track.
6 Tips for Protecting Your Financial Information
Most people don’t learn about identity theft and fraud until after it happens. Make it your mission to be vigilant about your personal and financial information security. The steps you take to be proactive could go a long way, and save you the heartache of dealing with fraud and theft.
Mission renovation: Using your equity for home improvements
Whether it’s repairing a leaky roof or making your Pinterest kitchen become a reality, you can make your dreams come true by making your home equity work for you as a powerful financial tool. Here’s a few tips to keep in mind.
4 Tips to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards for Travel
If you’re a frequent traveler, live on-the-go or are booking a vacation, you have everything to gain from taking full advantage of the benefits and rewards of your credit card. Understanding your credit card’s reward system and policies can help you not only rack up points faster along the way, but can also ultimately save you money on vacation costs and even everyday expenses. Here are some tips for maximizing your credit card while you’re on the move this summer.
From boots to brass with your savings
If you feel like your personal finance skills are stuck in basic training, you’re not alone. Taking your skills to the next level takes discipline and determination. The good news is these values are part of military life and should come naturally as your career continues.
Learn the top cities for servicemembers to retire
The United States has no shortage of amazing cities, but which ones are the best for veterans? Navy Federal Credit Union decided to find out. In 2018, they commissioned a study that looked at veterans’ income, unemployment rates and proximity to VA hospitals and military bases. They coupled those results with quality-of-life measures such as cost of living, the local economy and access to health resources and colleges. The results are in! According to the study, the following cities scored the highest for both veterans and quality of life.
Buying vs. leasing: considerations for the savvy car shopper
Do you want to drive the same sedan, truck or SUV for up to 10 years or switch vehicles every two or three years? The decision to buy or lease a new car can affect your finances and lifestyle, and it’s all about whether you want to be in it for the long or short term. The best plan of action is to consider the pros and cons of buying and leasing before you begin the car-buying process.
3 quick tips to make saving easier for Military Saves Week
This year’s Military Saves Week(#MSW19) is upon us. The annual awareness event about the importance of building good savings behavior amongst those who serve and in military families is more important than ever because, sadly, the fact is the majority of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. And with the expert recommendation of having 3-6 months of living expenses saved up as part of a rainy day fund, $1,000 is often simply not enough.
Paying off credit card debt: your guide to balance transfers
Almost everyone sets new resolutions on January 1, but that’s the easy part. Your resolutions might be job related, like scoring higher on your PT test. Or maybe it’s financial, like staying within budget and paying down debt. When it comes to debt, have no fear – there are great financial offers and tools available to help pay off credit card debt and get you back on track.
Your Credit Card Holiday Guide
Credit cards have the potential to make a big impact on your finances. They’re a great way to build your credit history, earn rewards and some even come with some pretty handy perks. But many Americans are spending less time choosing a credit card than they are remembering their video steaming passwords. That may be even truer around the holidays when issuers are pushing huge sign-up bonuses. So, what does that mean for you?
Shop smart with your credit card this holiday season
The holidays are a time for family, friends, overeating and unfortunately for some, overspending. In fact, consumers say they expect to spend an average of $967 this holiday season. So, if there were a way to make your spending go further, wouldn’t you want to know?
How to make the most of credit card rewards
Choosing the right credit card is an important financial decision – but with hundreds of different rewards programs to pick from, sifting through and making the right choice can seem daunting. Knowing what to look for before you search can help take some of the pressure off. With a strategic approach, it may even be as easy as 1-2-3!
Top 3 benefits of money transfer services
Whether you’re out for Right Arm Night or dinner with a friend, it’s not uncommon to split the bill. After all, you ordered an appetizer and everyone in your crew ordered drinks and entrées. You definitely don’t want to split that down the middle! Unless you have exact change, you’re probably asking around to break that $20 or have a friend spot you. We’ve all been there.
Wheeling and dealing in new cars: buy or lease?
Choosing to join the military is an important life decision. From there, a recruit must make even more choices when it comes to finding a career path in the military. While the decision to buy or lease a new car may not be as impactful on your life as a military career, it can affect your finances and lifestyle.
Mission possible: buying a home in a competitive market
According to a recent survey by Navy Federal Credit Union, 40 percent of consumers between the ages 18 and 44 are in the market for a home. As more consumers from this group shop for a home, competition grows. So, like any important military mission, planning ahead is the key to success.
Car buying tips for the savvy shopper
If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, or even thinking about it, there’s great news. You’re in command. It’s never been easier to find your ideal car with today’s tools and resources at your fingertips. There are even services to buy vehicles online and have them delivered to you. That makes your car-buying mission a whole lot easier.
The blended retirement system: keys to your decision
The Department of Defense is introducing a new system to help servicemembers save for retirement in January 2018. Simply put, the Blended Retirement System (BRS) is a combination of the legacy retirement system (income for life) and defined contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
Paying college tuition and tackling student loan debt
A college degree can unlock a world of job opportunities. In fact, many employers look for college-educated workers. But financing a college education and tackling student loan debt is an issue facing many Americans today, including servicemembers and their families.
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