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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 20, 2013

    Pay off your credit card balance with your #tax refund this year! This download can help: http://ow.ly/rFJJe 

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  • Five Tips to Avoid the Financial Stress of a PCS Move: Part 1

    Written by Alecia Blair | May 21, 2015

    By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

    Spring has sprung, and permanent change of station (PCS) season is in full swing! If you’re among the one-third of active servicemembers who receive PCS orders each year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), then you are very aware of the financial costs of these moves that can stress even the most frugal of military families.

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  • Permanent Change of Station & Military Spouses—Closing the Income Gap

    Written by Guest Blogger | May 19, 2015

    By: FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

    Active duty military personnel make permanent change of station (PCS) moves about every two to four years. PCS expenses—such as the high cost of temporary lodging, meals, vehicle maintenance costs, fees for boarding pets and housing transaction costs—can eat into tight budgets.

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  • Changing Where You Stay? Update Your TSP Account In MyPay

    Written by Guest Blogger | May 12, 2015

    By Kisha A. Taylor, Writer/Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 

    Think about it: How many times has your address changed since you’ve started contributing to the TSP? If you’re like many of your fellow military members, you’ve probably PCS’d more than a few times.

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Start Small and Keep on Saving

Written by Super User | March 6, 2012

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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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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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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