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The Inadvertent Landlord

Homeownership PCS Real Estate Landlord
Written by Guest Blogger · 31 May 2016

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

Sometimes military families unintentionally invest in real estate. You purchase a home at one duty station, and then receive unexpected PCS orders to another duty station beyond commuting distance of their current home. You may not have time to sell your property, or may determine that the housing market has declined, and it’s not the right time to sell. Congratulations, you are now an “inadvertent landlord!"

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How to Build Wealth When You’re Not a Home Owner

Homeownership Investing PCS Saving Wealth
Written by Alecia Blair · 24 May 2016

Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Project Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

If service life, with frequent PCS moves, has you steering clear of the longer-term commitments and costs of purchasing a home, doing so doesn’t mean you have to be sidelined from building wealth. You can build wealth in other ways that give you the financial flexibility to go where the military moves you. Here are some wealth-building tips for your rucksack.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | February 18, 2014

    Teach your #kids about savings early by involving them in Military Saves Week http://ow.ly/C7pvx

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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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.

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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).

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