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SEC and CFPB issue Bulletin on Diminished Financial Capacity

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Written by Guest Blogger · 28 July 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans issued an investor bulletin, Planning for Diminished Capacity and Illness.

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Supplement Your Retirement by Setting it On Autopilot Today

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Written by Alecia Blair · 23 July 2015

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Let’s face it. A military pension and social security will likely not be enough to sustain a comfortable standard of living during retirement. So, enhance your retirement savings for tomorrow by enrolling and saving automatically in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan today.

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It's National my Social Security Week!

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 20 July 2015

Start Your Planning Today During National my Social Security Week

Want to know how much money you will be getting from Social Security when you retire? This week is a perfect opportunity to open your online account and learn about your future Social security benefits. It’s easy, open a free account at SocialSecurity.gov/myaccount.

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It's Military Consumer Protection Day!

Military Consumer Protection Day
Written by Alecia Blair · 15 July 2015

Happy Military Consumer Protection Day! Join us for a Twitter Chat hosted by the Federal Trade Commission today at 2 p.m. EDT to promote awareness of consumer issues for the military and learn where to get assistance!

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Young and in the Military: Five Tips for Financial Success

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Written by Guest Blogger · 14 July 2015

By Lauren Welch, AFC, Financial Counselor & Owner of Thrive Financial Counseling

If you are just exiting high school, you might have been fortunate enough to take a personal finance class. If youre a millennial (like me) and your parents did not teach you financial fundamentals, you may have left high school and entered into the real world without the tools to succeed financially.

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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

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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.

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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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