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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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  • Do you know the credit score basics?

    Written by Guest Blogger | July 19, 2016

    By Madeline Daniles, America Saves Digital Communications Manager

    What you might not know about credit scores could cost you thousands of dollars on a single loan, according to a new survey by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore.

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  • Understanding Investment Performance Claims

    Written by Guest Blogger | July 14, 2016

    By the SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

    If you are in the market for an investment, you will likely come across sales and marketing materials that describe an investment’s performance. You should know that performance information can be presented in many different ways. Before making a decision, always make sure you understand how any performance claim is calculated and presented – and whether or not the claim is reliable and applies to your particular circumstances. Here are a few things to consider.

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  • Millennials, Don’t Take a Vacation from Your Money Goals This Summer!

    Written by Alecia Blair | July 11, 2016

    By: Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Project Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

    While you may be basking in the summer sun, enjoying some much-deserved leave and time away from your usual duty day responsibilities, now is not the time to take a hands-off approach to your money.

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  • Challenge Yourself to Save, Military Millennials

    Written by Guest Blogger | July 5, 2016

    By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

    July is “hump month” for personal finances. Half of the year is already over but there are still five + months to make positive financial management changes, such as saving money, reducing income taxes, and paying off debt. In an effort to help military families build wealth, the Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance (MFLNPF) team is sponsoring the 30 Days of Saving Challenge during July 2016. Military Saves is encouraging military families to accept the challenge!

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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.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.

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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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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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