Financial News & Advice

It's March, which means competition is in the air and college basketball teams are giving their all on the court. As we dwindle down to the final eight, there's another competition brewing. Navy Federal is [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Wallet Watch|

Are You Missing Something On Your Spring Cleaning To-Do List?

By | March 19th, 2018|Wallet Watch|

Spring has sprung! Trees are blooming, birds are singing and flowers are beginning to pop up – much like the items on your housekeeping to-do list. “Spring cleaning” is a household ritual that two-thirds of [...]

Multitask Your Money: Prepare for Today, Tomorrow and Your Future

By | March 19th, 2018|Wallet Watch|

You have a target on your savings goals, but you also need cash to pay the bills. Not to mention, you’ve probably heard or read you should be saving more for retirement. The list of [...]

Looking for a New Home? Lock in Your Rate

By | March 13th, 2018|Home Front|

An improving economy has many financial experts predicting that interest rates will continue to rise. That means it could cost you more to take out any kind of loan, including mortgages. If you think you [...]

Why 2018 is the Year to Grow Your Small Business

By | March 6th, 2018|Better Your Business|

Years ago, when I was a business reporter for an Upstate New York newspaper, I wrote about a manufacturing firm that had just announced a doubling of its staff. When I interviewed the CEO, he [...]

The Buzz About Balance Transfers

By | March 2nd, 2018|Wallet Watch|

The average household owes a little over $16,000 in credit card debt – that’s up 10 percent from 2006. And, according to Gallup data, Americans have an average 3.4 credit cards in their wallets. If [...]

Operation Retirement: Tips for a Successful Mission

By | February 28th, 2018|Wallet Watch|

Each year, we recognize Military Saves Week to promote good money management and savings habits for those who serve. It’s our way of helping raise awareness of the importance of paying yourself first.  Servicemembers and their families [...]

3 Rules for Weathering High Interest Rates

By | February 23rd, 2018|Decoding the Economy|

When a snowstorm bears down on Northern Virginia, where I live now, panic is sometimes the order of the day. A few inches shuts down schools, empties grocery store shelves and litters road shoulders with [...]

How the New Tax Law Affects You

By | February 22nd, 2018|Decoding the Economy|

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. It incorporates several revisions to tax laws as Americans know them, making it a hot topic in the news. It’s understandable [...]

Ski Down the Slopes to Savings

By | February 14th, 2018|Wallet Watch|

When the world’s top athletes showcase their skills at the Winter Games, it’s always a great spectacle. The speed, flips and challenging maneuvers keep fans around the world on the edge of their seat. Somehow, [...]

Snowball Your Savings With Certificate Laddering

By | February 13th, 2018|Wallet Watch|

As a small snowball rolls down a hill, it gains speed and eventually becomes a giant snow boulder. This is commonly known as the “snowball effect.” You’ve probably heard of this as it relates to [...]

Meet Your (Financial) Match In Time for Valentine’s Day

By | February 9th, 2018|Wallet Watch|

Get your roses, chocolates and candy hearts ready – the third largest US consumer holiday is just around the corner! According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $19.6 billion in the [...]

3 Tips to Help You Buy Your First Home

By | February 9th, 2018|Home Front|

If 2018 is your year to buy a new home, but you’re not sure how to get started, don’t worry. The path to homeownership can actually be enjoyable and rewarding. Here are a few tips [...]

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