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How to Build Wealth When You’re Not a Home Owner

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Written by Alecia Blair · 24 May 2016

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

If service life, with frequent PCS moves, has you steering clear of the longer-term commitments and costs of purchasing a home, doing so doesn’t mean you have to be sidelined from building wealth. You can build wealth in other ways that give you the financial flexibility to go where the military moves you. Here are some wealth-building tips for your rucksack.

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34 Banks and Credit Unions Receive America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

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Written by Guest Blogger · 18 May 2016

From the America Saves blog press release

Over 100,000 new wealth building accounts opened as part of America and Military Saves Week.

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Preparing to Purchase a Home

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Written by Guest Blogger · 17 May 2016

By Meghan Gardner, AFC®, FFC™ Candidate

A house is most likely the largest purchase you will ever make. Whether you are buying a home to be the perfect space for your family until your next PCS or the perfect forever space after retirement, a home purchase can be exciting yet stressful. There are a few things that you can do to help take some of the stress away from your move and prepare yourself to buy your new home.

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Military Families: Five Things You Need to Do Before Purchasing a Home

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Written by Guest Blogger · 10 May 2016

By Janelle Lucero at BBB of San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties 

Unlike civilians who have a permanent residence in a given city, military servicemembers must consider deployment orders and need to weigh whether they should rent or purchase a home. While many servicemembers chose to rent, many others decide to invest in real estate instead.

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Five Rules for Buying a House

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Written by Guest Blogger · 03 May 2016

The USAA Educational Foundation

Buying a house is a great way to feel like you’re part of the community. But it’s also a huge financial decision with far-reaching implications.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | February 18, 2014

    Teach your #kids about savings early by involving them in Military Saves Week http://ow.ly/C7pvx

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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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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.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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