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  • The Not-So-Obvious First Steps to Getting Out of Debt

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 1, 2015

    By The USAA Educational Foundation

    If you’re desperate to get out of credit card debt, chances are you’re using every extra dime you’ve got to try and knock down your balances. And while this is completely understandable, it’s probably not the best approach.

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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Compound Interest

    Written by Laura Roler | August 27, 2015

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

    Compound interest can work for you or against you. It can provide some amazing benefits, turning a few thousand dollars into a million dollar fund over your lifetime, just in time for a comfortable retirement. However, compound interest is not a concept that only applies to retirement savings. As it applies to debt, it can be a lifelong weight on your finances.

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  • Considerations for Separating or Retiring from Military Service

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 26, 2015

    By Meghan Northcutt, AFC® Candidate, FFC Candidate

    Separating and retiring from military service can be a difficult time; it comes with excitement and worry simultaneously. The time has come for you to consider what your life will look like after your military service commitment is completed. Here are three considerations to help increase the success of this major transition.

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  • Leaving the Military = Losing Tax Breaks

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 25, 2015

    By The USAA Educational Foundation

    If you’re getting ready to leave the military you’re probably poised for many of the changes that are about to come your way. No doubt you’ve considered things like who you’ll be working for, what you’ll be doing, and, of course, where you’ll be living.

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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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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.

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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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