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Five Rules for Buying a House

Financial Planning Homeownership PCS
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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Start Preparing For Your Future Today With myRA

Retirement Retirement Savings myRA
Written by Guest Blogger · 28 April 2016

By myRA Staff

As a servicemember, you know how important it is to be prepared. Saving for retirement is no exception: it’s never too early to start planning for the future.

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Five Ways to Reduce Financial Pressure During a PCS

PCS Personal Finance PCS Moves
Written by Guest Blogger · 26 April 2016

By Lepresca Torres, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Spouse Fellow

It’s that time again. Orders have been approved, the pack out is scheduled, and you are looking to the next duty station with anxiety and, hopefully, excitement.

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New Partner Resource Packet Now Available: PCS Moves

Homeownership PCS PCS Moves Renting
Written by Alecia Blair · 21 April 2016

The latest issue of the partner resource packet is now available. The theme? PCS Moves, Home Ownership and Renting!

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Your Deployment Finances

Deployment Deployment Savings Deployment Finances
Written by Guest Blogger · 12 April 2016

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

Deployment can surface many emotions, including excitement, anxiety and even fear. One emotion that doesn’t have to deploy with you is worry about your money. With planning, you can eliminate much of the concern about your personal finances before you go.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 22, 2014

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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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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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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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