Smart Spending

Helping you budget and make smart financial decisions.

Helping you budget and make smart financial decisions.

Buying a Car? Choose Used and Drive Off With a Deal

The allure of driving off the lot with a brand new car is compelling. In fact, demand for new cars led to record sales in the U.S. in 2016 and 2017, with more than 17 [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|Smart Spending|

6 Credit Card Tips to Teach Your Teen

April 9 marks the start of Navy Federal’s Youth Week 2018, a week dedicated to help your children become financially successful. What better time to help your kids learn smart money habits today so their finances [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|Smart Spending|

4 Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Help You Avoid Holiday Stress

The upcoming holiday weekend is just days away! We all know what it’s like to scramble to check off everyone on your gift list. With shipping deadlines creeping up – not to mention shipping costs [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|Smart Spending|

How Millennials are Changing Investing

Millennials are known as a generation that’s socially consciousness and passionate about environmental protection. But millennials aren’t stopping there. They’re taking social responsibility to the financial sector, using their discretionary income to invest and plan [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Smart Spending|

5 Money Saving Hacks for Dog Owners

If you have a four-legged friend, you’ve probably been here before – It’s morning and the soft morning sun starts to beam through your eyelids. That, or your dog’s woken you up with a few [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Smart Spending|

Find the Right Used Car With a Little Detective Work

Buying a used car can feel like opening a mystery box. And when it comes to large purchases, you don’t want any surprises. So dust off your magnifying glass and put on your detective cap, [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Smart Spending|

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|