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  • Written by Guest Blogger | June 17, 2014

    Summer is a great time to teach your child about finance. Start with the Money as you Grow program http://moneyasyougrow.org/ 

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  • How to Save for Your Child’s Education with a 529 Plan

    Written by April Crews | July 29, 2014

    By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Financial Resource Management Specialist, eXtension Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) & Rutgers Cooperative Extension

    Saving for a child’s post-secondary education is an important financial goal for many military families. There are three ways that servicemembers can pay for college or post-secondary vocational/technical school costs:

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  • Save Your Family Money by Going Green!

    Written by April Crews | July 24, 2014

    You may have heard a reporter on the news or read a news article quoting statistics on how it’s good for the environment to adopt and/or develop behaviors that benefit the environment. But did you know that many of those same behaviors that help the environment can also help you save money? Here are four ways you can save or make money while also helping to preserve the environment and reduce waste. Some even might improve your health!

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  • Decision Making: Living On or Off Base

    Written by Guest Blogger | July 22, 2014

    By BrianaHartzell, Community Manager, USAA

    This post  was originally published on the USAA Member Community blog. Find it at usaa.com 

    Moving comes with many decisions, but one of the most important will be deciding whether you would like to live on or off post. Housing options are different depending on where your next assignment brings you, but there are a few things you should consider while making your decision.

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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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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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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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