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  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 25, 2014

    Develop a long-term plan for financial readiness by creating financial goals and striving for milestones. Positive outcomes usually start with a goal and a vision. http://ow.ly/sCvQQ

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  • Identity Theft in a Digital Age: Deter, Detect, Defend.

    Written by Laura Roler | October 22, 2014

    The following post comes from the America Saves blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

    By Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance, Ball State University

    Transunion reports that approximately 19 people become victims of identity theft every minute.

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  • You don’t have to give children an allowance—but if you do, talk about it

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 21, 2014

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

    Giving children an allowance is a topic many parents discuss. Even within families, parents can disagree about whether it’s a good idea.

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  • Supplement Your Retirement by Setting It on Autopilot

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 16, 2014

    By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

    Let’s face it. A military pension and social security will likely not be enough to sustain a comfortable standard of living during retirement. So, enhance your retirement savings for tomorrow by enrolling and saving automatically in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan today.

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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. Jonathan Harrington, Personal Financial Counselor for the MA Guard & Reserve, created the Youth Saves program to fit into the Military Youth Saves (www.militarysaves.org) theme which encourages kids and teens to develop good savings habits at a young age.

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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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Building Wealth by Setting Goals

Written by Super User | April 24, 2013

My name is Allison Mecadon and I’m a Youth Coordinator with the Virginia National Guard Youth Program.  My husband, Tom, is an M-Day Army National Guard Member (an M-Day member is one who performs weekend drill, but is not on full-time duty). Tom just got back from a 1-year deployment to Afghanistan and before that served a one year ADOS tour (Active Duty Operational Support) at Ft Belvoir.

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