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  • Written by Guest Blogger | June 17, 2014

    Summer is a great time to teach your child about finance. Start with the Money as you Grow program http://moneyasyougrow.org/ 

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  • New Feedback System for GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Recipients

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 12, 2014

    By , Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    This content is from the CFPB blog.

    In April 2012, at Fort Stewart, GA, I was privileged to watch President Obama sign Executive Order 13607: Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service members, Veterans, Spouses and other Family Members.

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  • Veterans: Don’t Get Schooled

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 5, 2014

    by Carol Kando-Pineda
    Attorney, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 
     
    This post was originally published October 31, 2013 on the FTC blog

    You’ve served the nation and maybe you’re thinking about heading back to school to start the next chapter of your career. Colleges are there to help you, right? Hmm, not so fast. Not every school has got your back.

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  • Saving at College: How One Student Encourages Saving on Campus

    Written by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2014

    By Leon Moukendi, Junior in Business (Accounting and Management) at Wiley College.

    Leon was one of the leaders on Wiley campus during America Saves Week 2014 and encouraged many of his classmates to save money and take the America Saves Pledge. Read the full report of what Wiley did for America Saves Week here

    The key to financial success is being aware of how you’re spending your money. It is important to mention that it is not always easy for a student to commit to save. Many of us get caught up with the trend of living beyond what we can afford.

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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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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.

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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). Tom just got back from a 1-year deployment to Afghanistan and before that served a one year ADOS tour (Active Duty Operational Support) at Ft Belvoir.

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