Tag: NFCU
New Year’s Resolution: joining NFCU, PenFed, and USAA

New Year’s Resolution: joining NFCU, PenFed, and USAA

Have you made a New Year's resolution to "do something" about your finances? I've been getting questions about membership in three great companies: Navy Federal Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and USAA. Many of the queries are whether you can join even if you're no longer in the military, or whether ...

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Chasing yield

Chasing yield

Brandi F on Dollar Stretcher asked an excellent question on the "Money Rules to Break" post: I've always wondered if it was prudent for military members to keep a smaller emergency fund, given their job security and health care. I personally keep the traditional 3-6 months of expenses in my emergency fund for a few ...

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Where to put your savings while you’re in the military

Where to put your savings while you’re in the military

Now that your budget has money to save, where should you put it? There are two basic concepts that should guide all of your investment decisions: minimize taxes and minimize expenses. There are hundreds of different investing techniques and asset classes, and thousands of different types of investments, but study ...

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