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  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 24, 2014

    Teach your child about finance this Military Child Month. Start with the Money as you Grow program at http://moneyasyougrow.org/

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  • Celebrate Month of the Military Child by Teaching Your Child the Value of Saving!

    Written by April Crews | April 24, 2014

    Many know that April is Financial Literacy Month, but did you know that it is also the month of the military child? That’s right! In 1986, then Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger designated each April as “The Month of the Military Child”. There are celebrations honoring the children of servicemembers. Won’t you honor your child by investing in his or her future and teach the value of saving and responsible spending? Here’s a few ways to introduce your child to money management this month:

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  • NCUA’s Adventure Game “Hit The Road” Helps Young People Learn Money Skills

    Written by Guest Blogger | April 23, 2014

    By Debbie Matz, NCUA Board Chairman

    National Financial Literacy Month is coming to a close, but there are a lot of resources available to help young consumers become more educated about money. Promoting financial literacy is a year-round commitment for the National Credit Union Administration, and the agency offers many free financial literacy and education tools through its consumer protection website MyCreditUnion.gov and the financial literacy microsite Pocket Cents, which is dedicated to helping youth, tweens and teens, young adults, parents and educators, families, seniors, and servicemembers learn how to make smarter financial decisions.

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  • Is your child a victim of identity theft? Is your child a victim of identity theft? We’re serious.

    Written by Guest Blogger | April 22, 2014

    by Carol Kando-Pineda, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

    Right about now is the time when many of us are searching for scholarships and financial aid for our college-bound kids. Or maybe Junior is interviewing for his first job — or Muffy is buying her first car. In the middle of the paperwork, you might get a nasty surprise: your child’s credit report shows unpaid bills and a loan default.

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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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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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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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