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It’s National Preparedness Month: Make a plan

Written by Guest Blogger · 13 September 2018

By Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Extreme weather and natural disasters can occur with little warning. This year’s floods and wildfires are proof of that. Are you ready to leave your home at a moment’s notice? You can reduce your anxiety about these scary events by making sure you are prepared if and when they happen. September is National Preparedness Month and a good time to get your family, pets, and property ready. You can, for example:

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Review Your Leave and Earning Statement (LES) to Understand the Fine Print, Savings Status

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 07 September 2018

It’s National Payroll Week - a time to celebrate employees. It’s also the perfect time to take a look at your or your spouse’s Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) to make sure you understand the fine print.

Here are some things to review the next time you get paid:

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3 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 05 September 2018

It’s back to school season, which means it’s time to stock up on clothes and school supplies. School shopping is an annual expense that’s inevitable. But you can avoid overspending on back to school with these tips.

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Understanding Your Credit Profile Can Improve Your Financial Health

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Written by Guest Blogger · 29 August 2018

By Jennifer Griffin, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellow

I looked at a piece of paper that caused me to question everything I know about money. What is it that showed just how much of my money was not being spent on saving or investing? It was my credit card statement.

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Take control of your debt by understanding your credit card statement

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Written by Guest Blogger · 22 August 2018

By Jessica Richard, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellow

Taking control of debt can begin with acknowledging and understanding those debts. A credit card statement includes a lot of information and reading it thoroughly can offer insight into knowing where you stand.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | February 26, 2014

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Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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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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