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Beware of Holiday Budget Busters

Budgeting Holiday
Written by Laura Roler · 23 October 2014

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

The holiday season almost always means extra expenses, ones that are often not considered when thinking of a monthly budget. 

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Identity Theft in a Digital Age: Deter, Detect, Defend.

Fraud Identity Theft Credit
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 October 2014

The following post comes from the America Saves blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

By Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance, Ball State University

Transunion reports that approximately 19 people become victims of identity theft every minute.

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You don’t have to give children an allowance—but if you do, talk about it

Written by Guest Blogger · 21 October 2014

The following content was provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) 

Giving children an allowance is a topic many parents discuss. Even within families, parents can disagree about whether it’s a good idea.

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Supplement Your Retirement by Setting It on Autopilot

Retirement TSP ira
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 October 2014

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Let’s face it. A military pension and social security will likely not be enough to sustain a comfortable standard of living during retirement. So, enhance your retirement savings for tomorrow by enrolling and saving automatically in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan today.

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Financial Planning Days Celebrates 5 Years of Free Financial Counsel

Written by Guest Blogger · 15 October 2014

The following post comes from the America Saves blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Financial Planning Days, a joint endeavor by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFPBoard)Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)Foundation for Financial Planning, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is celebrating its fifth year.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 21, 2014

    Having emergency #savings may be the most important way to stay afloat financially. 5 Tips on how to start one: http://ow.ly/rswS2

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Start Small and Keep on Saving

Written by Super User | March 6, 2012

Although Major James Kenisky only recently took the Saver's Pledge, he has been living by its tenets for many years: Start Small. Think Big.

Starting Small

I want this story to help others and I am certain I am not the only one who has achieved the level of success in the military that I have.  I am just one voice.  I started saving when I became a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

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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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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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