Make spending smart an everyday activity

Whether you’re on active duty, in the Reserve or you’re a spouse budgeting for your family, you should be in control of your finances.

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Budgeting should be an everyday activity — one that involves the decision makers of the household. Planning ahead will make a difference for you or your family while you’re in garrison or downrange.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use a spending plan as a strategy to make the most of the money you have
  • Become a savvy shopper
  • Take advantage of tips for everyday shopping and major purchases
  • Shop for and buy a car
  • Find and rent an apartment that meets your needs

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