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  • How to Build Wealth When You’re Not a Home Owner

    Written by Alecia Blair | May 24, 2016

    Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Project Manager,
    AFC® Candidate, FINRA Fellow

    If service life, with frequent PCS moves, has you steering clear of the longer-term commitments and costs of purchasing a home, doing so doesn’t mean you have to be sidelined from building wealth. You can build wealth in other ways that give you the financial flexibility to go where the military moves you. Here are some wealth-building tips for your rucksack.

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  • 34 Banks and Credit Unions Receive America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

    Written by Guest Blogger | May 18, 2016

    From the America Saves blog press release

    Over 100,000 new wealth building accounts opened as part of America and Military Saves Week.

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  • Preparing to Purchase a Home

    Written by Guest Blogger | May 17, 2016

    By Meghan Gardner, AFC®, FFC™ Candidate

    A house is most likely the largest purchase you will ever make. Whether you are buying a home to be the perfect space for your family until your next PCS or the perfect forever space after retirement, a home purchase can be exciting yet stressful. There are a few things that you can do to help take some of the stress away from your move and prepare yourself to buy your new home.

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  • Military Families: Five Things You Need to Do Before Purchasing a Home

    Written by Guest Blogger | May 10, 2016

    By Janelle Lucero at BBB of San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties 

    Unlike civilians who have a permanent residence in a given city, military servicemembers must consider deployment orders and need to weigh whether they should rent or purchase a home. While many servicemembers chose to rent, many others decide to invest in real estate instead.

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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

Written by Super User | April 16, 2013

My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

I have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.

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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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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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