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How to Open a Savings Account

April 28, 2017

Learn the benefits of a savings account, the qualities to look for and what you need to open an account.

Your Military Pay, Dissected

April 19, 2017

Get a better understanding of your military paycheck with this guide.

Are Veterans' Benefits Taxable?

March 30, 2017

Find out if you need to report the veterans' benefits you receive as income on your tax return.

Save for Your Wedding and Honeymoon

March 29, 2017

Affording both your dream wedding and honeymoon is possible with these tips for saving.

Are You Tax Scam Savvy?

March 22, 2017

Test your knowledge of common tax scam tactics to find out.

Are You Eligible to Join Navy Federal? Let’s Find Out!

February 24, 2017

Membership at Navy Federal Credit Union is open to many. Find out how you might qualify.

Couples Should Talk the Money Talk

February 9, 2017

Are you and your partner on the same financial page? Here are some money points you should discuss before your next big step.

New Doesn’t Mean Better: 8 Items You Should Buy Used

January 18, 2017

Consider buying these items secondhand to get the most value out of your purchases.

Secrets to Keeping Your Financial Resolutions

January 13, 2016

Learn tips that will help keep your financial goals on track.

Should You Save More Money?

January 12, 2017

Understand how (and when) to maximize your financial potential for the future.

5 Ways to Recover From Holiday Spending

January 3, 2017

Get your finances back on track after the holidays with these simple tips.

The Keys to Being Debt Free

December 23, 2016

Resisting the urge to splurge is an important step to eliminating debt.

Take Advantage of Military Discounts This Holiday Season

December 6, 2016

Learn about special holiday savings opportunities for servicemembers.

Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving

November 28, 2016

A helpful guide on giving more, while spending less.

Score a Deal: The Best Time for Holiday Shopping

November 17, 2016

Discover when the biggest seasonal deals hit the market.

6 Military Benefits You May Not Know About

November 10, 2016

The military offers many great benefits, make sure you know about these six.

It's Time to Review Your Student's Budget

November 3, 2016

Check in with your student’s finances before the end of the semester.

Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse—How High Can You Score?

October 14, 2016

Make sure your finances are healthy enough to survive an emergency, even one as inconvenient as a zombie apocalypse.

Financial Wisdom of the Ages: Does It Hold Up Today?

October 4, 2016

Through the years, people have relied on folksy sayings to guide their financial decisions. See whether they remain relevant.

5 Types of Purchases That Go On Your Credit Report

September 1, 2016

Knowing how different types of purchases affect your credit report can make it easier to improve and manage your score.

4 Ways to Teach Your Student Smart Spending Habits

August 26, 2016

Help your student prepare for independent money management with four simple steps.

How Do Savings Bonds Work?

August 18, 2016

Understand how savings bonds behave and what can affect your investment in them.

What to Do When Your Spouse Has Bad Credit

August 5, 2016

You may know your credit score, but what about your spouse's? Understand how your spouse's credit could affect your future finances.

10 Under $10: Summer Fun That Won't Bust the Budget

July 21, 2016

It's summertime, and the living is easy–especially if you plan and make the most of your dollars with these tips.

The Cost of Credit Score Dings

July 19, 2016

To understand how credit scores are determined, it helps to understand the impact that negative actions can have on your credit score.

Do-It-Yourself Credit Repairs

July 14, 2016

It's never too late to rebuild your credit after financial mistakes or misfortune.

18 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Rental Lease

July 5, 2016

Knowing all the pertinent details before you rent your first place can help keep the experience positive.

17 Simple Ways to Cut Expenses

June 21, 2016

Saving money doesn't have to be hard. Here are 17 ways you can jumpstart your savings.

Our Top Five Reasons to #JointheFamily

May 13, 2016

We love having a big family. Here are a few good reasons for you to love the Navy Federal family, too.

6 Vacation Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

May 10, 2016

Plan a family vacation without overspending.

Credit on the Mend: How to Keep Improving

April 6, 2016

Raising your credit score is well worth the effort.

You Got the Job! Should You Take It?

March 21, 2016

There is more to a job than just the salary. Before you decide to accept the position, take a hard look at the total offer.

Are Credit Pulls Dragging Down Your Credit?

March 17, 2016

Credit bureaus note every time there is a request for your credit report, and the type of request may impact your report differently.

Entering the Workforce: Four Essential Money Matters?

March 15, 2016

Be prepared to make the most of your first job with these financial basics.

10 Painless Ways to Ramp Up Your Savings

March 10, 2016

These savings tips can save you big in the long run.

Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaires Next Door

February 29, 2016

A few smart financial moves and commitment to saving may be all it takes to build substantial wealth.

Real Estate Investing for Young Adults

February 26, 2016

Investing in real estate when you’re young may be a smart move for your financial future.

The Basics of Basis Points

February 26, 2016

A basis point is a small number that can have a big impact on the cost of financing a home.

Be a Savvy Swiper: When to Use Debit and Credit

February 26, 2016

Choosing debit or credit isn't always clear cut. Here are the pros and cons of each.

Underwriting: How Lenders Choose Borrowers

February 26, 2016

Completing an application is just the first step in getting approved for a loan.

Teach Teens How to Handle Credit

February 26, 2016

Help your child avoid costly credit mistakes.

Saving at the Supermarket: 11 Small Ways to Save Big

February 26, 2016

A Gallup poll finds that Americans spend $151 a week on groceries, on average. Could you use these ideas to manage your grocery bill?

Maximize Your Savings with a Solid Strategy

January 22, 2016

Saving money is a lot like dieting—there are many strategies for reaching your goal, but only a few are truly effective.

2015 Holiday Shopping Trends and Statistics

December 11, 2015

Curious how people are shopping this holiday season? We've covered the biggest trends on how and when people are spending their money for the holidays.

Tips to Tame Your Holiday Spending

November 17, 2015

By following some simple steps, you can make it through the shopping season without feeling the squeeze on your finances.

Promoted? Boost Your Savings with Your Rank

October 29, 2015

When you receive a bump in pay, you can avoid financial pitfalls by spending carefully and saving wisely.

The Fall Financial Crunch—And How To Prevent It

October 15, 2015

Money-saving tips on how you can spend less and avoid a variety of costs associated with the autumn season.

Three Ways to Save Time with Automated Banking

October 8, 2015

Want some of your time back? Learn three easy tips on how automating your finances can help.

The Ins and Outs of Co-signing a Loan

September 25, 2015

Whether you're a borrower or a co-signer, understand your responsibilities before you sign on the dotted line.

Choosing a Financial Institution

September 25, 2015

There are a few things to consider when deciding on a financial institution. Here's what our research says are the must-haves when making your decision.

Identifying Common Credit Errors

September 11, 2015

Are there credit errors on your credit report? Here's why they appear and what you can do about them.

Back-to-School Budgeting Tips

August 7, 2015

Getting the kids ready for school doesn't have to mean breaking the bank.

Five Factors That You Didn't Know Affect Your Credit Score

July 31, 2015

Maintaining a good credit score can help pave the road to financial success.

Dream Big: Develop a Strategy to Save for All Your Goals

July 23, 2015

With a good plan, the right tools and some self-discipline, you can save money for all of your goals.

Marriage and Money: Merging Your Finances

July 16, 2015

Combining finances goes deeper than names on the checkbook. Explore ways to make it work for the two of you.

Be Financially Fit to Transition from Military Life

June 18, 2015

A little financial planning goes a long way in ensuring a smooth transition from servicemember to civilian.

Tempted by a Payday Loan? First Take a Closer Look

May 28, 2015

How can a payday loan seem so affordable yet cost so much? Learn the ins and outs of these convenient but costly loans-and how to avoid them.

Just Enlisted? Financial Tips for New Recruits

May 26, 2015

Be smart with your money when you join the military; learn how here:

Say "I Do" to Wedding Day Budget Bliss

May 14, 2015

Live happily ever after by uniting your wedding day dreams and budget.

How Military Service Strengthens Your Financial Fitness

April 29, 2015

The military teaches discipline and instills a strong work ethic. Apply these skills to get control of your finances.

Credit Unions: Where Membership Pays Off [Infographic]

April 23, 2015

Examine customer ratings, fees and rates for both credit unions and banks, and see for yourself how credit unions come out on top.

What Kids Can Teach You about Finance

April 9, 2015

Get inspired about saving for retirement, financial planning and entrepreneurship from the most unlikely advisors-kids!

Cutting Down on Clutter? We Can Help.

April 2, 2015

Today's technology makes managing your money and cutting down on paperwork simpler than ever.

18 Things About Money I Wish I Knew at 18

March 13, 2015

Hindsight is 20/20. Get the benefits of wisdom without the cringe-worthy money mistakes.

Your Mission: Saving for Retirement

February 19, 2015

Being a servicemember affords you special retirement savings opportunities and tax breaks. Take advantage now-here's how.

Make Your Child a Financial Superstar

February 18, 2015

Start kids on the path to money mastery with these age-appropriate tips.

Is Mobile Banking for You?

February 9, 2015

Learn the facts about mobile banking, its benefits and tips for making sure you're secure.

How Do Your Savings Habits Compare to Average Statistics

February 4, 2015

Curious about how current & former military members are saving money? Here's how their saving habits compare to the rest of America.

Be Prepared: 5 Steps to Build Your Emergency Fund

February 4, 2015

We all hope for the best, but do you have a plan for the worst? Learn how to build an emergency fund for the unexpected.

Cures to Beat the Holiday Overspending Blues

January 5, 2015

Use these tips to get your finances in shape this year!

Resolve to Improve Your Finances

December 23, 2014

What should your financial resolution be? Take our financial resolve quiz and get helpful tips!

Get Ready for Financial Changes in 2015

December 15, 2014

Changes to employer-sponsored retirement plan limits and IRA rollover rules are coming soon.

Holiday Entertaining on a Dime

November 23 2014

If you plan to host a gathering (or attend one), consider these tips for celebrations that won't break the bank.

8 Holiday Savings Tips

November 22, 2014

With some careful planning and creative gift giving, you can enjoy some holiday cheer without the financial fear.

Making the Most of Holiday Mega-Sales

November 19, 2014

Hitting the stores on Black Friday or the sites on Cyber Monday? Here's what you need to know to avoid busting your budget.

Modern Banking is Mobile Banking

November 4, 2014

Take advantage of today's digital tools to make managing your finances easier than ever.

Don't Let Your Wallet Get Sacked

October 17, 2014

Budget-friendly tips to help you score more savings this football season.

Improving Your Credit Score

October 17, 2014

If your credit score drops significantly, you'll likely be charged higher loan and credit card interest rates and offered lower credit limits—or perhaps be disqualified altogether.

The Freshman Financial Fifteen

August 29, 2014

Send your student off to college with the knowledge they need to build a solid financial future.

Think Twice Before Tapping Retirement Plans

June 26, 2014

Why you should avoid borrowing from your retirement account to cover a financial hardship.

Don't Let Back to School Break the Bank

July 21, 2014

Turn back-to-school shopping into unexpected savings with a bit of thrift and some careful budgeting.

Garage Sales: Clean Up and Cash In

May 30, 2014

There is more to a good garage sale than meets the eye. Here's how to make the most of it.

Green Your Garden to Save Cash

April 13, 2014

Changing a few habits in your garden can save you a wad of cash.

How to Diversify Your Investments

February 20, 2014

One of the secrets to investing well is assessing risk. Here are a few ideas to get you in the right mindset.

Understanding Credit Scores

January 16, 2014

With a few key ideas, you too can maintain a good credit score, which is important over the course of a lifetime.

15 Simple Financial Resolutions to Make Now

January 3, 2014

What better time to make changes that will lead to a brighter financial picture than at the start of the new year?

Boosting Your Retirement Plan Contributions

December 30, 2013

With recent changes in how much you can contribute to your savings plans, you might be able to boost your retirement savings.

Getting the Most Out of Your Gift Cards

December 22, 2013

There's more to gift cards than meets the eye. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of them.

Are Your Kids Ready for a Cell Phone?

December 13, 2013

Before getting your teen that cell phone, here are a few pros and cons you might want to consider.

Budget Now for Holiday Spending

November 11, 2013

Look for small year-round spending cuts that, when added together, can result in big savings.

10 Ways to Save on Winter Utilities

November 5, 2013

Here are 10 simple ways to not just save hundreds of dollars a year, but to also help protect the environment.

8 Tips for Buying New Technology

October 24, 2013

Whether you're tech-savvy or tech-challenged, you'll find some tips you can use here.

With Budgeting, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

October 2, 2013

A budget can help you reach your financial goals. The most important part is getting started. Our tips and resources can help.

Tips for Frugal Parenting

October 2, 2013

In today's culture, it is easy to believe that the more we spend on our children, the more we show our love.

Seven Ways to Save on Healthy Living

September 28, 2013

It turns out that being fit can even save you on health insurance, as many companies factor in weight when determining rates.

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