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Lila Quintiliani

About Lila Quintiliani

Lila Quintiliani is the Assistant Coordinator at Military Saves, a social marketing campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) and a FINRA Military Spouse Fellowship recipient. She previously worked at the Airman & Family Readiness Center at Langley Air Force Base, providing one on one counseling and financial readiness education. In addition to managing communications and social media for Military Saves, she also helps run the Peninsula Saves campaign. Ms. Quintiliani has volunteered at Cooperative Extension programs in both Florida and Virginia, providing financial education and training. A graduate of UCLA with a Masters in History, Ms. Quintiliani also holds a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University and an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming. She currently resides in Yorktown, Virginia with her husband and two daughters.

Are You Withholding Too Much?

Image from 401k (2013).

Are you ecstatic when you get your tax refund each year?  Do you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot when Uncle Sam sends you a huge check?  Well, getting a giant refund at tax time may not be such a good thing after all.  It means that you’ve been withholding too much tax from your pay throughout the year, giving the government an interest free loan and possibly leaving yourself short on cash every month. Continue reading