Finance/Money

April is Financial Literacy Month – Here’s What Military Families Need to Know

It’s no secret that most couples don’t enjoy talking about money, but not addressing this major part of your relationship can cause serious stress. A recent study found that about 30 percent of couples disagree on finances at least once a month. For military couples, who have different financial considerations than their civilian counterparts, itContinue Reading “April is Financial Literacy Month – Here’s What Military Families Need to Know”

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Money Talks with the Family: Why They Matter

The average gross income of an American family is $71,258 (IRS) with a household debt of $132,529 (Federal Reserve). Nearly two-thirds of American families struggle to come up with $1,000 in an emergency (NORC Center for Public Affairs Research) while 77 million Americans or 35% of adults with a credit line owe an average ofContinue Reading “Money Talks with the Family: Why They Matter”

Finance/Money

Military Saves Week Comes to an End, but Your Savings Continues

Military Saves Week, a component of America Saves, has partnered with Department of Defense for eight years to encourage healthy finances for military families. With the United States military in limbo right now, between budget cuts and force reduction, preparing for one’s future might not be at the forefront of many minds. Preparing for one’sContinue Reading “Military Saves Week Comes to an End, but Your Savings Continues”