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  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 28, 2014

    Help your #kids learn practical #money skills with a fun financial game! http://ow.ly/w5wz7

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  • Retirement Options for Reservists

    Written by Laura Roler | September 26, 2014

    By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

    A few weeks ago Military Saves published The Basics of Active Duty Retirement, which discussed retirement plans and military pensions for active duty service members.  Similar to active duty retirement, members of the National Guard and Reserve also qualify for a military pension after completing 20 years or more of qualifying military service. 

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  • myRA Program

    Written by Katie Bryan | September 24, 2014

    By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director

    Originally published May 8, 2014 on the America Saves blog.

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is developing a new way for workers to start saving for the future. The myRA ("My Retirement Account") program – expected to begin rolling out in late 2014 – will offer a new retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, affordable way to start saving.

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  • Talk through what you do with money—your children are listening

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 23, 2014

    The following content was contributed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) 

    Parents tell us they want to help their children be smart about money. But they’re not always confident about how to go about it.

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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Start Small and Keep on Saving

Written by Super User | March 6, 2012

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Although Major James Kenisky only recently took the Saver's Pledge, he has been living by its tenets for many years: Start Small. Think Big.

Starting Small

I want this story to help others and I am certain I am not the only one who has achieved the level of success in the military that I have.  I am just one voice.  I started saving when I became a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

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