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5 Factors to Consider as You Decide to Buy New or Used

by User  JosephMontanaro  (Opens a pop up layer)  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  08-10-2015

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There are a number of factors to weigh as you make the decision to buy new or used. Understand them, and you'll be more likely to make a decision that makes sense for you.

4 Ways to Make Rounding Up a Big Win

by User  JosephMontanaro  (Opens a pop up layer)  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  03-09-2015

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Believe it or not, when it comes to military retirement cost-of-living adjustments Uncle Sam rounds down. Turn the tables and round up and you'll have a powerful tool in your quest for financial security.

How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

by User  ScottHalliwell  (Opens a pop up layer)  |  San Antonio, TX  |  03-02-2015

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If you stop and look at the cars, trucks, and SUVs on the roads of America, it's pretty clear that a lot of people spend a lot of money on transportation. In fact, it's probably too much in many cases.

Technology can help you get a handle on your finances. However, it can also make it easy to live beyond your means. A prudent approach to spending will allow you to leverage technology to make your life better.

Overspending can be a problem during the holidays, but it's not the only potential pitfall you could face on the shopping circuit.

The Language of Money

by User  JosephMontanaro  (Opens a pop up layer)  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  08-18-2014

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In personal budgeting, "gross" is not a dirty word. Having a good handle on your cash flow begins with a clear understanding of what's coming in each month.

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