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Five Tips to Avoid the Financial Stress of a PCS Move: Part 2

Budgeting PCS Military Spouse PCS Moves
Written by Alecia Blair · 25 May 2015

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Spring has sprung, and permanent change of station (PCS) season is in full swing! If you’re among the one-third of active servicemembers who receive PCS orders each year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), then you are very aware of the financial costs of these moves that can stress even the most frugal of military families.

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Five Tips to Avoid the Financial Stress of a PCS Move: Part 1

PCS PCS Moves Personally Procured Move Lending Closet
Written by Alecia Blair · 21 May 2015

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Spring has sprung, and permanent change of station (PCS) season is in full swing! If you’re among the one-third of active servicemembers who receive PCS orders each year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), then you are very aware of the financial costs of these moves that can stress even the most frugal of military families.

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Permanent Change of Station & Military Spouses—Closing the Income Gap

Military Spouse PCS Moves Unemployment
Written by Guest Blogger · 19 May 2015

By: FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

Active duty military personnel make permanent change of station (PCS) moves about every two to four years. PCS expenses—such as the high cost of temporary lodging, meals, vehicle maintenance costs, fees for boarding pets and housing transaction costs—can eat into tight budgets.

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Changing Where You Stay? Update Your TSP Account In MyPay

TSP PCS Moves MyPay
Written by Guest Blogger · 12 May 2015

By Kisha A. Taylor, Writer/Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 

Think about it: How many times has your address changed since you’ve started contributing to the TSP? If you’re like many of your fellow military members, you’ve probably PCS’d more than a few times.

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PCS Coming? Ask Yourself These Money Questions

Financial Planning Homeownership PCS Moves Renting
Written by Guest Blogger · 05 May 2015

By The USAA Educational Foundation

If you’ve just received your permanent change of station (PCS) orders, you’re likely experiencing a mix of emotions — excitement, fear, stress and more.

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Tip of the Day

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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). Tom just got back from a 1-year deployment to Afghanistan and before that served a one year ADOS tour (Active Duty Operational Support) at Ft Belvoir.

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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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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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