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  • Written by Guest Blogger | May 28, 2014

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  • Saving For Your Big Purchase

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 8, 2015

    By Doug Nordman, author of "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement" and founder of The-Military-Guide.com. This post comes from the America Saves blog.

    When you start your career, you'll find plenty of advice on handling your money. Thousands of personal finance sites will press upon you to create your first budget, set aside an emergency fundpay off your debt, and build your investments. Even the media tells you to save for retirement. But how can you do that when you have a life to live right now? 

  • 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:


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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.


Naval Battalion's Effort Yields Team Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Construction Battalion Five, DETAIL CHINHAE would like to share our campaign success story with you!

Currently we have 23 members on our Det, (all of whom have registered with militarysaves) and out of them 16 are planning for retirement by saving and investing money in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.


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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