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Lead Your Family to a Stronger Financial Future

By Team Member / February 1, 2021 /

Lead Your Family to a Stronger Financial Future!  Your household is like a small business in many ways. The first quarter of the year—January, February and March— is a great time to close out the previous year, assess your family’s financial health, and plan for upcoming milestones, just like a business. Be the Chief Financial…

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Military Relief Societies: Lending a Helping Hand

By Team Member / December 10, 2020 /

Military Relief Societies With Thanksgiving leftovers finished, it’s time to take out holiday decorations and prepare for the season of giving. If you find yourself reeling from the uncertainty of 2020 and need some financial support, remember the four military relief societies stand ready to help. Types of Support Army Emergency Relief Society, Navy-Marine Corps…

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Reduce Strain on Your Family Spending Plan

By Team Member / October 13, 2020 /

Tips to Stretch Your Spending Plan This Fall You may have noticed the days are getting a little shorter, and there’s a crispness to the air. Fall is officially here! Under normal circumstances, military families often welcome the change in seasons, as they settle into school and extra-curricular activities. But this year is anything but…

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What You Need to Know About the Payroll Tax Deferral

By Team Member / September 22, 2020 /

Payroll Tax Deferral Military spouses, have you heard? To help provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Presidential Memorandum issued on August 8, 2020 temporarily defers Social Security — Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) — tax withholdings for some Service members. This is known as the payroll tax deferral. What Does This Mean…

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5 Tips for Avoiding Employment Scams

By Team Member / July 8, 2020 /

Beware of Employment Scams While this year’s permanent change of station (PCS) season is off to a slow, uncertain start, it is beginning to take shape. These moves will transplant military families around the country and even the world. As a result, many military spouses may be looking for jobs in a challenging job market.…

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How to Protect Your Personal Finances Now

By Team Member / April 20, 2020 /

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country and world is having a dramatic impact on how we live our lives and function within our communities. Many of us are affected by school and work closures and possibly even stay-at-home orders. Military families may also face additional uncertainty with the Stop Movement order impacting future assignments and…

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2019 Tax Prep: Back to Basics

By Team Member / March 23, 2020 /

It’s tax time again. And while the federal income tax filing deadline for 2019 has been extended to July 15, 2020, that date will be here before you know it. Whether you’re preparing your own taxes or seeking professional assistance, here’s some guidance on what documents you need and where to get additional support to…

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Staying on Track with Your Financial Goals

By Team Member / February 4, 2020 /

You Can Do It! Stay on Track with Your Financial Goals Did you set any financial goals or resolutions for the new year? If so, the end of each month is the perfect time to see if you’re staying on track with your financial goals. Set SMART goals Hopefully, you set goals that were SMART:…

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Start the New Year Right, Set Financial Goals

By Team Member / December 17, 2019 /

As 2019 draws to a close, many of us are looking toward the new year with big plans and aspirations. Carry this excitement over to your finances, too! Set financial goals in the new year to build a stronger financial future for you and your family. The previous year is history. You cannot go back…

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Tackle Unexpected Expenses with an Emergency Fund and Help from Relief Societies

By Team Member / October 28, 2019 /

One of life’s certainties is that it is uncertain, right? Life can throw a curveball in the form of a lost job, vehicle or home repair, health costs, or emergency travel, just to name a few. When these events occur, they can create havoc for a family’s financial stability. However, planning ahead and being familiar…

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