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Keep Your Budget Happy with Purchasing Power

This post was sponsored by Purchasing Power as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

No matter how well you plan, life is full of unexpected surprises. For federal government employees, retirees and military retirees, Purchasing Power offers a way to take care of things when unexpected expenses occur. The best part is being able to get what you need, when you need it, without the added worry of accruing interest, hidden fees or credit checks.

Shopping on the purchasing power website
Checking out all the great items on the Purchasing Power website

Be Prepared for Financial Surprises

I’ve been an Army wife for nearly 20 years, and with a husband who was often deployed around the world for months at a time, I’ve always been the one in charge of our finances. So when it came time for retirement, I thought I had our new budget all figured out. What I didn’t expect was it to take a couple months for the payroll to kick in, and even longer for the full benefits to come through. When we suddenly found ourselves working with a fraction of our usual income and needing to replace a broken dryer, the last thing we wanted to do was pile on debt by using credit cards. This is where the Purchasing Power program is the clear alternative, offering a solution without added financial stress.

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The day I became an Army wife.
Hard to believe we are retired now!

What is Purchasing Power?

Purchasing Power is a special program trusted by over 150,000 federal employees and retirees, and military retirees that gives you the benefit of being able to shop on their online store now and pay for purchases over time directly from your paycheck. That way, you can get what you need now and not blow your budget without added interest or extra fees. And because the payments come directly from your paycheck, you won’t be subjected to a credit check to be approved. Their online store features over 40,000+ brand-name goods and services like appliances, electronics and even vacations. Signing up for Purchasing Power is easy! Just click here to visit their website: Purchasing Power and be sure use promo code 25GOVSHOP to get 25% Off your first order and Free Shipping! Shop from the comfort of home for the things you need, even if it’s a much-needed vacation!

vacation time
Vacation time!

How Does It Work?

Once you sign up for Purchasing Power, you’ll be given a spending limit to use in their online store. Prices are comparable to large retailers, but some may be a little higher due to warranties being built in to the cost. All the items on their website are new (nothing refurbished) so you have peace of mind that you are getting a quality item that is backed-up by a warranty if there are any problems. You will have a 6 or 12-month option to repay, and the breakdown of payments will be clearly shown on your order. The payments will be taken directly out of your paycheck, so that’s one less thing to worry about. And unlike layaway, your order will ship right away.

how purchasing power works

It’s always good to know you have a safety net, and that’s what Purchasing Power provides. You get the power to make the purchases you need to keep up with life’s little surprises. So if you are a federal government employee/retiree or military retiree be sure to check out Purchasing Power today and don’t forget to use promo code 25GOVSHOP to save 25% Off your first order, plus get Free Shipping too!

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