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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 23, 2013

    Tip to #save during the #holidays: pay off #credit cards as soon as possible. http://ow.ly/pX9nu 

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  • Is Spending More Fun Than Giving?

    Written by Guest Blogger | December 17, 2014

    By Gail Cunningham, Vice President of Public Relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling
    Spending is more fun than saving. Or is it? Without a well-funded savings account you’re living on a slippery financial slope that can very quickly wreck havoc on your financial life. After all, it’s not if, but when, the next unplanned expense is going to occur. 

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  • SEC Offers Many Resources for the Military on Investor.org

    Written by Guest Blogger | December 16, 2014

    By the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education & Advocacy

    Learning how to make informed investing decisions and avoid common scams can make a big difference in your later years. With a basic understanding of investment options and how scam artists work, you can avoid fraud and grow your hard-earned money.

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  • Prepare for Military Life's Surprises...With Your Tax Return

    Written by Alecia Blair | December 11, 2014

    By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate
    By now, you may know how you want to spend your tax return. Before you’ve spent the money in your mind, think about this. Military life poses many challenges that are very different from civilian life. These challenges can often be eased by having some money saved. With deployments and permanent change of station (PCS) moves, here are some wiser ways to spend your tax return in the New Year.

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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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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.

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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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