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3 Keys to Staying on Budget for the Holidays

By: Angela Caban During the holiday season, many of us are taking the time to reflect on the meaning of the season. If you’re like me, you’re working to decorate your home to perfection and ensure every meal is a feast. Even when our spouse or loved one is deployed during the holidays, we tendContinue Reading “3 Keys to Staying on Budget for the Holidays”

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Traveling With Kids During the Holidays = Not Fun

Most of us, if not all of us in the military, have lived away from family during the holiday seasons. We have all experienced the guilt of not being able to make it for the holidays or not being able to see everyone. We have all felt the anguish when our loved one missed aContinue Reading “Traveling With Kids During the Holidays = Not Fun”

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To Elf or Not to Elf: That is the Holiday Question

We’re in this together, whatever side we fall on. “I got them the Lego Advent Calendar this year,” I told my bestie as we chatted about upcoming holiday plans. “It seemed to quiet the complaining about our lack of elf,” I added. I had already planned on the Lego Advent Calendar, in fact I boughtContinue Reading “To Elf or Not to Elf: That is the Holiday Question”

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How Are You Using Drill Pay? Use Reserve or Guard Pay to Further Your Financial Goals

Content provided courtesy of USAA By Joshua Andrews, CFP® Do you lie awake each night wondering, “What do I do with my big, fat Reserve or Guard paycheck?” Alright, “big” and “fat” are probably overstatements, but it’s still worth considering how to make an extra paycheck from Uncle Sam work best for you. As aContinue Reading “How Are You Using Drill Pay? Use Reserve or Guard Pay to Further Your Financial Goals”