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  • The Big Cost of the Little Things

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 6, 2015

    By Corrinne McKenna, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

    “If you add a little to a little, soon the little will become great.” – Hesiod, Greek poet

    Take a moment to think of all of the little things you spent money on in the past week. Maybe you purchased lunch at the food court, an energy drink or coffee from the shoppette and a new movie from the exchange.

  • Find Your Housing Affordability Number to Better Manage Your Debt

    Written by Alecia Blair | October 1, 2015

    By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

    Housing is probably the largest liability (or debt) you have every month, right? It demands the biggest chunk of your monthly income and can greatly impact how much money you have left to spend on other things, such as everyday expenses, short- and long-term savings goals and paying off other debt. That’s why it’s so important to find your housing affordability number, which is based on a variety of factors. Doing so will help you find not just a house, but a home you can be at ease in.

  • Nine Tips to Help Manage Debt

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 29, 2015

    By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

    Rucking 70 pounds, dragging an anchor or slinging cargo. Soldiers, sailors and airmen know these are things that will slow your advance. Debt has the same effect; it can slow or even prevent you from reaching your financial goals. Here are nine tips to help you lighten your debt load:

  • The S.M.A.R.T. Way to Save for Large Purchases

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 24, 2015

    By Jenny Schaub, Program Coordinator, Hancock County Saves, OSU Extension Hancock County :: This article comes from the America Saves blog.

    Summer just ended and I’ve already started thinking about next year. Taking a beach vacation will my “big purchase” for the year, which leaves several months to plan ahead to save for this expense. But am I prepared? Do I have a timeline? Do I have a SMART goal set? My answer to all of these questions is a resounding “YES!” But what is a SMART goal?


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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.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.


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.


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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