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  • CFPB Report Identifies Top Military Consumer Complaints

    Written by Laura Roler | May 29, 2015

    By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

    The Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released its third annual Snapshots of Complaints Received from Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families. This report provides a review of the 29,500 servicemember complaints received beginning in 2011 through 2014 and details the data, trends, and problems of the military community, as well as the outreach and actions the CFPB is taking to address them.

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  • MilSpouse Professional License Transfers: Is There an Easy Button?

    Written by Guest Blogger | May 28, 2015

    By Nancy Grade, Licensed Professional Counselor and Air Force Spouse, originally posted on the National Military Family Association's blog, Branching Out

    According to the Department of Defense, military spouses are an educated bunch, with over 84% of military spouses having some college education, 25% have earned a four-year degree, 10% have an advanced degree, and 5% have professional licenses.

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  • Five Tips to Avoid the Financial Stress of a PCS Move: Part 2

    Written by Alecia Blair | May 25, 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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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

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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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A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

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