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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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  • Five Tips to Tackle Military Transition Challenges

    Written by Alecia Blair | 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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  • Five Ways to Save While Back-to-School Shopping

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 18, 2016

    By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Digital Communications Manager

    Families sending children back to school in the fall plan to spend a record $917 per child, according to a new Rubicon survey. So why the high price tag? It turns out over a third of families’ budgets are expected to go to technology.

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  • A Military Transition “SMEAC“ Approach (5 Paragraph Field Order)

    Written by Letty Stevens | August 9, 2016

    By Letty Stevens, AFC®, Military Saves Project Manager

    S: Situation

    M: Mission

    E: Execution

    A: Administration and Logistics

    C: Command and Signal

    Situation: Transitioning out of the military needs to be well-planned and executed. No matter your rank, occupational specialty or training, the process is not an easy one and it is not intuitive. You must have goals. One key goal is for you to be both financially and mentally prepared for the transition into civilian culture.

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  • Millennials--What the 2015 National Financial Capability Study Reveals

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 4, 2016

    By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

    Millennials are the largest cohort in the U.S. workplace today. While millennials make up about 33 percent of the work force in the U.S., they constitute three-quarters of the service men and women in the military. Understanding the financial capability of millennials is an important step toward understanding the financial capability of the military in general.  

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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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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).

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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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