Smart Spending

Helping you budget and make smart financial decisions.

Helping you budget and make smart financial decisions.

Your Treasure Map to Savings

Summer is in full swing, which can only mean one thing – adventures ahoy! Family vacations, beach trips, concerts and blockbuster movies all lie ahead. But with an average of $2,000 spent on vacations, summer [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Smart Spending|

Kickstart Your Kids’ Smart Money Habits During Youth Week

April is Month of the Military Child, a month to acknowledge the important role children play in the military community and the support they provide their families. At Navy Federal, we’re committed to serving those [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Smart Spending|

Boost Your Bottom Line With These Tax Return Tips

If you’re one of the millions of Americans receiving a tax refund this spring, you may be asking yourself what to do with that money. It’s simple, right? Many will deposit their refund directly into [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Smart Spending|

How Your Credit Card Can Be Your Most Powerful Budgeting Tool

It’s refreshing to leave the office now and again, especially on a sunny and 65-degree day in Washington, D.C. in the middle of winter. In January, I had the opportunity to be a guest on [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Smart Spending|

Flex Your Financial Fitness for This Year’s NFL Combine

Over the last few days, we’ve seen some of the world’s top athletes compete at the NFL Combine. Their physical and mental toughness is built over years leading up to the event. Many of the [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|Smart Spending|

‘Tis the Season to Give… and Get Rewards!

They say it’s better to give than receive, but with the right credit card, you can do both. Use your rewards card for your holiday purchases and next thing you know, you’ve racked up 30,000 [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Smart Spending|

Money Tips for Adults Going Back to School

Going back to school as an adult is an exciting decision, and there are certain considerations to keep in mind. Of course, the biggest of these factors is how to get the money to pay [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Smart Spending|

Follow These 4 Signs When Navigating Your Teen’s Car Purchase

It seems like yesterday that when your kid was “cruising,” it meant clumsily toddling around in a diaper. But, no sooner than you ditched the car seat, your “little one” is asking for his [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Smart Spending|

What to Know Before Becoming a Cosigner

Agreeing to cosign a loan for someone isn’t something to take lightly, but it can be a great opportunity for both parties. Not only will cosigning help you build trust in the relationship, it can [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Smart Spending|

Cash in on Electric Motorcycle Tax Breaks

With spring right around the corner, it’s a great time to enjoy warmer weather by hitting the open road. If you’re thinking about buying a motorcycle soon, consider taking advantage of an electric bike. Federal [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Smart Spending|