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Military Millennials: What the Research Reveals

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Written by Guest Blogger · 30 June 2015

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

Millennialsthose born between about 1978 and 1994came of age in an America that is different than it was for previous generations. They grew up in a country characterized by more racial diversity, a narrower gender gap in educational attainment, large increases in the cost of higher education and the defining events of September 11, 2001. They faced the economic challenges of the Great Recession early in their lives and/or careers. They are also the first “digitally native” generation, and the most educated generation in American history.


Military? Millennial? Now is the Best Time to Contribute to Your TSP

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Written by Guest Blogger · 25 June 2015

By Abigail C. Reid, Writer-Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

If you’re a millennial (born in or after 1982) in the military, you might encounter a number of financial challenges unique to your career path and age group. But as you face these challenges, one of your best opportunities to save for your future is with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Below are the answers to some questions you might have about participating in the TSP.


I’m Still Young, Why Does Everyone Keep Bugging Me About Retirement?

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Written by Guest Blogger · 18 June 2015

By Sandra Boenig, AFC®

You are probably hearing a lot about planning for retirement - there is so much information, so many ways to save, that it can be crazy and confusing. However, two simple concepts can help you save for ANY investment, including retirement. These concepts work even better if you start using them when you are young!


Three Must-Do Money Moves for Military Millennials

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Written by Guest Blogger · 16 June 2015

By the USAA Educational Foundation

Life is full of decisions, some bigger or more impactful than others. This is fairly obvious.

What’s not so obvious is that some seemingly small decisions you make as a young person in the military – we’re talking about money decisions – can have life-changing consequences, both good and bad.


New Military Millennials Resource Packet Now Available

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Written by Laura Roler · 09 June 2015

Are you an organization that serves young adults in the military, ages 18-34, also known as Millennials or Generation Y? Are you a young adult in the military? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the new Military Millennials Resource Packet is for you!


Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 20, 2013

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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.


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.


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.