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Military and Mid-Career? It’s Never Too Late to Start Saving

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Written by Guest Blogger · 13 October 2015

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

At some point in your military career you may have heard about the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and some of its advantages, but perhaps saving for retirement wasn’t a priority. Then one day, you realize you’re closer to retirement age than you thought and discover that you won’t have enough saved to live comfortably once you leave the workforce. You may wonder what your choices are and if it’s too late to begin planning for retirement. Don’t panic! There’s still time to accumulate money in your TSP account.


Test Your Credit Score Know-How with

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Written by Alecia Blair · 13 October 2015

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Have you tested your credit score knowledge at If not, you should! Your credit score can have a huge impact on so many parts of your life, such as whether or not you get a low interest rate on that car or mortgage loan or a loan at all!


Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | February 11, 2014

    #Save just 1% of your income this year and grow $250-$500 in savings by the end of the year depending on your salary:

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.


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).


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.