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  • Retirement Options for Reservists

    Written by Laura Roler | September 26, 2014

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

    A few weeks ago Military Saves published The Basics of Active Duty Retirement, which discussed retirement plans and military pensions for active duty service members.  Similar to active duty retirement, members of the National Guard and Reserve also qualify for a military pension after completing 20 years or more of qualifying military service. 

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  • myRA Program

    Written by Katie Bryan | September 24, 2014

    By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director

    Originally published May 8, 2014 on the America Saves blog.

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is developing a new way for workers to start saving for the future. The myRA ("My Retirement Account") program – expected to begin rolling out in late 2014 – will offer a new retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, affordable way to start saving.

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  • Talk through what you do with money—your children are listening

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 23, 2014

    The following content was contributed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) 

    Parents tell us they want to help their children be smart about money. But they’re not always confident about how to go about it.

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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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A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

SSGT Zuniga

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

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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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