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  • Written by Guest Blogger | May 1, 2014

    Check out the FREE "My Military & Money" app for servicemembers from @BBB and McGraw Hill Financial. More info at http://ow.ly/uMX9f

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  • Military and Mid-Career? It’s Never Too Late to Start Saving

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 13, 2015

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

    At some point in your military career you may have heard about the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and some of its advantages, but perhaps saving for retirement wasn’t a priority. Then one day, you realize you’re closer to retirement age than you thought and discover that you won’t have enough saved to live comfortably once you leave the workforce. You may wonder what your choices are and if it’s too late to begin planning for retirement. Don’t panic! There’s still time to accumulate money in your TSP account.

  • Saving For Your Big Purchase

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 8, 2015

    By Doug Nordman, author of "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement" and founder of The-Military-Guide.com. This post comes from the America Saves blog.

    When you start your career, you'll find plenty of advice on handling your money. Thousands of personal finance sites will press upon you to create your first budget, set aside an emergency fundpay off your debt, and build your investments. Even the media tells you to save for retirement. But how can you do that when you have a life to live right now? 

  • The Big Cost of the Little Things

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 6, 2015

    By Corrinne McKenna, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

    “If you add a little to a little, soon the little will become great.” – Hesiod, Greek poet

    Take a moment to think of all of the little things you spent money on in the past week. Maybe you purchased lunch at the food court, an energy drink or coffee from the shoppette and a new movie from the exchange.

  • Find Your Housing Affordability Number to Better Manage Your Debt

    Written by Alecia Blair | October 1, 2015

    By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

    Housing is probably the largest liability (or debt) you have every month, right? It demands the biggest chunk of your monthly income and can greatly impact how much money you have left to spend on other things, such as everyday expenses, short- and long-term savings goals and paying off other debt. That’s why it’s so important to find your housing affordability number, which is based on a variety of factors. Doing so will help you find not just a house, but a home you can be at ease in.


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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).


Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.


Naval Battalion's Effort Yields Team Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Construction Battalion Five, DETAIL CHINHAE would like to share our campaign success story with you!

Currently we have 23 members on our Det, (all of whom have registered with militarysaves) and out of them 16 are planning for retirement by saving and investing money in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.



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