Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow
Compound interest can work for you or against you. It can provide some amazing benefits, turning a few thousand dollars into a million dollar fund over your lifetime, just in time for a comfortable retirement. However, compound interest is not a concept that only applies to retirement savings. As it applies to debt, it can be a lifelong weight on your finances.
By Meghan Northcutt, AFC® Candidate, FFC Candidate
Separating and retiring from military service can be a difficult time; it comes with excitement and worry simultaneously. The time has come for you to consider what your life will look like after your military service commitment is completed. Here are three considerations to help increase the success of this major transition.
By The USAA Educational Foundation
If you’re getting ready to leave the military you’re probably poised for many of the changes that are about to come your way. No doubt you’ve considered things like who you’ll be working for, what you’ll be doing, and, of course, where you’ll be living.
By: FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
The first thing to realize about your transition from the military back into the civilian community is that you’re in good company. Millions of U.S. servicemen and women have successfully navigated this passage, and you will too. Your glide path back into the civilian community can be smooth or turbulent, though, and you want to do all you can to make a successful reentry.
The following post comes from the America Saves blog.
By Joanna Rini, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, The Ohio State University
College savings–parents and students across America hear these two words and likely feel overwhelmed, unprepared and in-over-their-heads... but maybe they don’t have to. Though most people associate college with traditional four-year degrees complete with residence hall living and a swipe-for-a-meal plan, there are a variety of alternative options for higher education that offer promising job prospects and come at dramatically lower costs.