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Planning for College Expenses

College
Written by Guest Blogger · 20 August 2014

By Laura M. Frey, LMFT, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Family Sciences, University of Kentucky and Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist

Roughly two-thirds of students enroll in college the fall after graduating from high school. For many of us, planning for college expenses often gets put on the back burner while trying to pay for other expenses that occur during high school.

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New Feedback System for GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Recipients

College Education Tuition
Written by Guest Blogger · 12 August 2014

By , Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

This content is from the CFPB blog.

In April 2012, at Fort Stewart, GA, I was privileged to watch President Obama sign Executive Order 13607: Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service members, Veterans, Spouses and other Family Members.

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American Saver Summer 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

Savings Tips Newsletter
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 06 August 2014

American Saver, the America Saves Summer 2014 newsletter, is now available.

American Saver is the official newsletter of the America Saves campaign. The newsletter is packed with inspirational saver stories, articles on ways to reach your financial goals, plus tips and tricks from savers just like you!

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Veterans: Don’t Get Schooled

Education Veterans Benefits
Written by Guest Blogger · 05 August 2014
by Carol Kando-Pineda
Attorney, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 
 
This post was originally published October 31, 2013 on the FTC blog

You’ve served the nation and maybe you’re thinking about heading back to school to start the next chapter of your career. Colleges are there to help you, right? Hmm, not so fast. Not every school has got your back.

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Tip of the Day

  • 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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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

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Naval Battalion's Effort Yields Team Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Construction Battalion Five, DETAIL CHINHAE would like to share our campaign success story with you!

Currently we have 23 members on our Det, (all of whom have registered with militarysaves) and out of them 16 are planning for retirement by saving and investing money in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.

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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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