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3 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

Written by Katie Bryan · 16 April 2014

America Saves celebrates National Financial Literacy Month, recognized in April, by sharing three ways individuals can take financial action by saving money, reducing debt, and building wealth.

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Nine Tips to Help You Better Understand Your Credit

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Written by Guest Blogger · 15 April 2014

The following post comes from the USA.gov blog.  Find them at http://blog.usa.gov/

Making financial decisions can be confusing and overwhelming, to the point that you do nothing to prepare for your financial future. But this Financial Literacy Month, we’re helping you understand finance basics so you can make money decisions with confidence.

Step one is understanding your credit. Use these tools and resources to pull your credit report for free and understand how money decisions you make impact your credit.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 16, 2014

    Saving for a car? Here's an infographic that might help. - More tips at http://www.militarysaves.org/for-savers/set-a-goal-what-to-save-for/save-for-a-car http://ow.ly/i/5bOdh

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A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

SSGT Zuniga

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.

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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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