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    Week in Review: Week of February 21-27 (Military News)

    Here are ten of our most popular military-related articles for the week on MilitaryAvenue.com: MilitaryAvenue.com Resources: Money and The Military: Looking for some resources related to money-management? Look no further: * 2010 Military Saves Week – The Stress of Making a Purchase – Did you know that The Department of Defense has designated Feb. 22 through March 1, 2010 as Military Saves Week? Saving money… kind of a sore point for me.  Extending Your Dollars Not as Tough as Once Thought- Trying to squeeze a few more pennies out of those dollars you receive every couple of weeks is a challenge to many. … Is this what support feels like? The ‘Pause’ of…

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    2010 Military Saves Week – The Stress of Making a Purchase

    Did you know that The Department of Defense has designated Feb. 21 through Feb. 28, 2010 as Military Saves Week? Saving money… kind of a sore point for me. I would MUCH RATHER take a shopping spree at Target then save a budgeted amount each month for my retirement … in like 30 years! Egads… don’t the ‘financial experts’ know that I live in the here-and-now?! Well not my husband. He is my saver. Finances might be tight but darn-it-all our monthly budgeted-allotment is going into our IRAs. “You have to pay yourself too”, he says. Well I’ll pay myself… by buying that cool new household-gizmo that I just need…

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    Penny Pinching

    Penny-pinching … Don’t think of it has a burden. Think of it as a challenge! Some people are natural budgeters others of us find it a major stretch. Stretching the value of a dollar is important in this day and age. After all President Obama hasn’t included *MY* household in his stimulus package. Although, I sure could use a few thousand dollars if he finds any extra in his pocket-book. All this money-talk though has me thinking about ways that we can save money, a nickle at a time, even. I can’t be the Joneses (or the Wendts, for that matter). I have wonderful neighbors all around me. One of…

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    Disney Tickets for Military Personnel

    Updated information for 2010!  Walt Disney World’s Armed Forces Salute 2010Last summer when Hubby and I received our economic stimulus-check we immediately put it in a CD at USAA. We were making plans, big plans. We were going to Disney in the summer of 2009! This was something to look forward to. Hubby was deployed & going to miss our entire summer of 2008. We are now looking forward to a vacation at Disney, our little-American Dream. Our family of five will be the perfect age. There are fun things for the bigger boys and fun things for the younger boys – and I think EVERYTHING will be fun. We…