Finance/Money Guest Blogs

5 Ways to Get You Saving This Year

By Andia Dinesen, AFC® VP Communications and Operations Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) January is a perfect time for service members and their families to perform a financial check-up and determine if saving more money should be one of your New Year’s resolutions. Is it debt you need to pay down or areContinue Reading “5 Ways to Get You Saving This Year”


Don’t Spend Your Money like Congress

My husband and I have always been a frugal couple. We plan our money carefully and we don’t spend what we don’t have (ahem, Congress). We are known as the “boring couple” to our friends and family because we will often turn down extravagant vacation opportunities or dinners out. We would much rather keep ourContinue Reading “Don’t Spend Your Money like Congress”


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”


Your Top Money Questions… Answered!

  A few weeks ago we asked readers what some of their top money questions were that they needed answered. We are thrilled to have Certified Financial Planner, JJ Montanaro from USAA to help us answer your top money questions. Your Top Money Questions… Answered! QUESTION: How do you determine whether to refinance a conventionalContinue Reading “Your Top Money Questions… Answered!”