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  • Written by Guest Blogger | February 19, 2014

    3 reasons to save for emergencies this Military Saves Week! http://ow.ly/C7q4f

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  • Military Spouses: This Military Transition Is Yours, Too!

    Written by Alecia Blair | September 13, 2016

    By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Project Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

    Whether you have spent four or 24 years following your servicemember around the country and world, don’t forget that your spouse’s separation or retirement from the military is your military transition, too!

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  • Understanding the BRS Can Give You a Leg Up

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 6, 2016

    By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

    Today, 81 percent of members leave military service with no retirement benefits. None. But the military retirement system is changing. The Department of Defense (DoD) projects that under the new Blended Retirement System (BRS), which goes into effect in January 2018, 85 percent of service members will separate with portable retirement savings—partly because the BRS will automatically enroll into the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) all new service members.

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  • The Great Transition…Isn’t Always So Great

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 31, 2016

    By Brian Posten, Business Development Officer at Air Force FCU, USAF Senior Master Sergeant (retired)

    At age eighteen, I realized I needed a major life change, and I knew hanging around where I grew up wasn’t the answer. So, in 1988, I joined the Air Force. My intention was to do four years and get out.  When my four years were coming to a close, I realized military life was perfect for me.  Adventure, discipline, education, and travel—not to mention, I also received a paycheck!

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  • Five Tips to Tackle Military Transition Challenges

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 23, 2016

    By Forrest Baumhover, EA, Westchase Financial Planning, Principle

    Your military transition will be one of the most challenging events in your life. Whether you’re separating after your first enlistment or retiring after a 30-year career, there will be obstacles. Here are five things you can do to ensure you’re properly prepared for your transition.

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60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

During the months of June & July, 60 teenagers aged 13-19 from Marine, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force families attended Youth Saves programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help increase their knowledge of financial literacy.

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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