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Planning for College Expenses

College
Written by Guest Blogger · 20 August 2014

By Laura M. Frey, LMFT, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Family Sciences, University of Kentucky and Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist

Roughly two-thirds of students enroll in college the fall after graduating from high school. For many of us, planning for college expenses often gets put on the back burner while trying to pay for other expenses that occur during high school.

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New Feedback System for GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Recipients

College Education Tuition
Written by Guest Blogger · 12 August 2014

By , Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

This content is from the CFPB blog.

In April 2012, at Fort Stewart, GA, I was privileged to watch President Obama sign Executive Order 13607: Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service members, Veterans, Spouses and other Family Members.

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American Saver Summer 2014 Newsletter Now Available!

Savings Tips Newsletter
Written by Tammy Greynolds · 06 August 2014

American Saver, the America Saves Summer 2014 newsletter, is now available.

American Saver is the official newsletter of the America Saves campaign. The newsletter is packed with inspirational saver stories, articles on ways to reach your financial goals, plus tips and tricks from savers just like you!

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Veterans: Don’t Get Schooled

Education Veterans Benefits
Written by Guest Blogger · 05 August 2014
by Carol Kando-Pineda
Attorney, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 
 
This post was originally published October 31, 2013 on the FTC blog

You’ve served the nation and maybe you’re thinking about heading back to school to start the next chapter of your career. Colleges are there to help you, right? Hmm, not so fast. Not every school has got your back.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | June 17, 2014

    Summer is a great time to teach your child about finance. Start with the Money as you Grow program http://moneyasyougrow.org/ 

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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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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

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Relevant Finance from First National Bank

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

From Get Smart About Credit Day in October 2008 through Military Saves Week in February 2009, participants learned the financial facts of life. Lessons were focused on check writing, understanding the stock market, credit cards, differentiating between needs and wants and budgeting.

In one session First National Bank personalized the ABA Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save Money Tree lesson with an emphasis on saving. The lesson taught students how to manage money and pay bills while saving.

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