Emergency Savings Calculator

The first real taste of financial independence is when your savings are sufficient to give you peace of mind. Savings are the essential first step upon which all your future financial success will rest. Do you have enough saved? How to Find the Right Amount of Emergency Savings Whether you are just getting started orContinue reading “Emergency Savings Calculator”

Tax Breaks Every Military Family Should Know

The Most Relevant Tax Breaks for Military Families Military life is uniquely challenging for both the service member and their families. Fortunately, there are plenty of lucrative tax breaks that you can take advantage of through deployments or frequent moves. Here are the ones you should know: Combat Zone Tax Exclusion Home Sale Tax ExclusionContinue reading “Tax Breaks Every Military Family Should Know”

Key West:The Best Military Discount

How to Get the Best Military Discount in Key West The Navy Gateway Inn and Suites (NGIS) has Vacation Rentals available for active duty military members. These are 3 bedroom, fully furnished townhouses that house up to six people. Here’s how you book them: Go to the NGIS Key West Website Enter your stay informationContinue reading “Key West:The Best Military Discount”

How Much Car Can I Afford?

How much car can I afford? How much car can I afford?A vehicle is a large purchase that can greatly impact your month to month finances so the answer to this question is important. In order to buy a car responsibly, we recommend buying a car that costs no more than 15% of your afterContinue reading “How Much Car Can I Afford?”

How To Save Time and Money with Commissary Click 2 Go and Walmart Plus

How to Set up Commissary Click 2 Go Visit Commissary Website Set Your Store Make an account. You’ll need your DOD ID number. Shop with click 2 go. Checkout and Set Pickup– they offer 30 minutes time slots throughout the day Pickup- call the store when you arrive and someone will bring the groceries outContinue reading “How To Save Time and Money with Commissary Click 2 Go and Walmart Plus”

The Best Way to Use the $200 American Express Travel Credit

American Express has been on a streak adding new benefits to their flagship Platinum card. Their latest addition is a $200 travel credit. This is on top of the $400 in offers that were released last month and in addition to their airline credit. What: $200 Travel Credit for travel booked through AmexTravel.com. Includes airfare,Continue reading “The Best Way to Use the $200 American Express Travel Credit”

Ritz Carlton: The Ultimate Military Discount

How to Get the Ritz Carlton Military Discount The Ritz Carlton is arguably the best military discount around. You can easily score 50% off the lowest rate available online just by following these steps:   Choose Location Check Availability For Your Desired Stay Make a Free Marriott Bonvoy Account Call location and book government rate.Continue reading “Ritz Carlton: The Ultimate Military Discount”

Where to File Your Taxes For Free

Disclaimer: We are not tax professionals. This article is not tax advice. It’s purpose is simply to inform you about your options this tax season. In addition, we are member supported, some of the links on this page are affiliate links . When you use these links we may make money at no cost toContinue reading “Where to File Your Taxes For Free”

How to Invest $700 of Other People’s Money Every Year

Disclaimer: If you don’t have a spouse or a long-term roommate, just skip this article. We’ve talked a bit about expenses in our articles Personal Cash Flow and Get Your Finances on Track and how beneficial it can be to minimize them every month. There are hundreds if not thousands of little tips and tricksContinue reading “How to Invest $700 of Other People’s Money Every Year”