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How to Travel & Save Big!

Savings Tips Military Millennials Travel
Written by Guest Blogger · 27 June 2016

Corrinne McKenna, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

Members of the millennial generation tend to place a higher value on travel and experiences than they do on tangible items, such as cars and homes. If you’re a military millennial, there are dozens of resources you can take advantage of to save yourself big bucks on incredible travel adventures. Here are some ideas to get you started!

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What's So Great About the TSP?

Retirement TSP Military Millennials
Written by Guest Blogger · 21 June 2016

By The USAA Educational Foundation

Military millennials: Are you ready to start investing for retirement? Don’t overlook one of the easiest ways to get startedthe Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP. This tax-advantaged program allows service members to invest money for retirement through payroll deductions. Think of it as the federal government's version of a 401(k). 

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Ten Last Minute Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas

Savings Tips Summer Savings Father's Day
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 June 2016

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Digital Communications Manager

Father’s Day is just days away and you’re still searching for the perfect gift for dad. You’re not the only one. In fact, most Father’s Day spending is on the day itself, going to dinners, brunches, and outings.

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New Partner Resource Packet Features Military Millennials & Savings: Download Now!

Emergency Savings Savings Military Millennials Milestones
Written by Alecia Blair · 13 June 2016

Nearly three-quarters of servicemembers are military millennials, roughly ages 18-34. If your organization serves this population or if you are a military millennial, this resource packet is for you!

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Three Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget

Savings Budget Retirement Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 07 June 2016

From the America Saves Blog

You know it’s important to save for your future - maybe for an emergency, a down payment on a house, or your retirement. But if you’re just scraping buy, saving toward your goal can seem like an unlikely dream.

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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!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.

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