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What's So Great About the TSP?

Retirement TSP Military Millennials
Written by Guest Blogger · 21 June 2016

By The USAA Educational Foundation

Military millennials: Are you ready to start investing for retirement? Don’t overlook one of the easiest ways to get startedthe Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP. This tax-advantaged program allows service members to invest money for retirement through payroll deductions. Think of it as the federal government's version of a 401(k). 

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Ten Last Minute Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas

Savings Tips Summer Savings Father's Day
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 June 2016

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Digital Communications Manager

Father’s Day is just days away and you’re still searching for the perfect gift for dad. You’re not the only one. In fact, most Father’s Day spending is on the day itself, going to dinners, brunches, and outings.

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New Partner Resource Packet Features Military Millennials & Savings: Download Now!

Emergency Savings Savings Military Millennials Milestones
Written by Alecia Blair · 13 June 2016

Nearly three-quarters of servicemembers are military millennials, roughly ages 18-34. If your organization serves this population or if you are a military millennial, this resource packet is for you!

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Three Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget

Savings Budget Retirement Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 07 June 2016

From the America Saves Blog

You know it’s important to save for your future - maybe for an emergency, a down payment on a house, or your retirement. But if you’re just scraping buy, saving toward your goal can seem like an unlikely dream.

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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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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | May 5, 2014

    Know how to request a free copy of your #credit report. It’s easy and safe. Just go to www.annualcreditreport.com

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Naval Battalion's Effort Yields Team Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Construction Battalion Five, DETAIL CHINHAE would like to share our campaign success story with you!

Currently we have 23 members on our Det, (all of whom have registered with militarysaves) and out of them 16 are planning for retirement by saving and investing money in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.

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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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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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