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  • Written by Guest Blogger | September 30, 2014

    Develop a long-term plan and foundation for financial readiness by establishing a spending plan. More tips at: http://ow.ly/sCvQQ

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  • The Not-So-Obvious First Steps to Getting Out of Debt

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 1, 2015

    By The USAA Educational Foundation

    If you’re desperate to get out of credit card debt, chances are you’re using every extra dime you’ve got to try and knock down your balances. And while this is completely understandable, it’s probably not the best approach.

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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Compound Interest

    Written by Laura Roler | August 27, 2015

    By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

    Compound interest can work for you or against you. It can provide some amazing benefits, turning a few thousand dollars into a million dollar fund over your lifetime, just in time for a comfortable retirement. However, compound interest is not a concept that only applies to retirement savings. As it applies to debt, it can be a lifelong weight on your finances.

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  • Considerations for Separating or Retiring from Military Service

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 26, 2015

    By Meghan Northcutt, AFC® Candidate, FFC Candidate

    Separating and retiring from military service can be a difficult time; it comes with excitement and worry simultaneously. The time has come for you to consider what your life will look like after your military service commitment is completed. Here are three considerations to help increase the success of this major transition.

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  • Leaving the Military = Losing Tax Breaks

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 25, 2015

    By The USAA Educational Foundation

    If you’re getting ready to leave the military you’re probably poised for many of the changes that are about to come your way. No doubt you’ve considered things like who you’ll be working for, what you’ll be doing, and, of course, where you’ll be living.

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60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

During the months of June & July, 60 teenagers aged 13-19 from Marine, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force families attended Youth Saves programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help increase their knowledge of financial literacy.

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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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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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