1. Use a rewards credit card for essential purchases.
2. Get a library card.
3. Learn to cook a few simple meals.
4. Unsubscribe from retailer emails.
5. Plan your fun spending in advance and only use cash.
6. Embrace no-spend days.
7. Sign up for loyalty programs.
8. Negotiate like a boss.
9. Pay yourself first.
10. Make your savings account work for you.
Start saving today with help from Navy Federal Credit Union! As a member, you have access to a range of savings, checking and loan options, and access to a financial counselor.
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Navy Federal is federally insured by NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender.