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Savings Deposit Program for Deployed Troops

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Written by Guest Blogger · 22 April 2015

By Meghan Northcutt, AFC® Candidate

Although the US military is in a drawdown after engaging in nearly 14 years of war, troops remain very active in deployments. Military Times reports that 49 percent of the surveyed active duty servicemembers describe their operations (ops) tempo as increased when compared to the last five years, while 38 percent describe their ops tempo as unchanged. With a large reduction in force size, it is the Pentagon’s intent that troops will maintain a presence in certain regions.


How $100 Can Become $100,000

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Written by Guest Blogger · 20 April 2015

By Beth Perry, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

April is Financial Literacy Month, the perfect time to reevaluate your spending habits. Can saving $100 today mean having $100,000 in the future? It can if you use time to your advantage. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a low-cost retirement plan for military and Federal civilian employees, helps you do that.


Getting Financially and Legally Prepared for Deployment

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Written by Guest Blogger · 14 April 2015

The USAA Educational Foundation

If deployment is on the horizon, you need to prepare for any possible life scenario. Part of this preparation is making sure your financial and legal matters are in order.


Setting Savings Goals During Deployment

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Written by Guest Blogger · 09 April 2015

By Military OneSource
There may never be a bad time to organize your budget and build your savings. Deployment, though, is one of the best opportunities to add to your savings, maybe at a rate that you wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.


Six Financial Decisions that Deserve Your Attention Before and After Deployment

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Written by Guest Blogger · 06 April 2015

By Martin A. Smith, CRPC®, AIFA®, President, Retirement Planning Financial Advisor™, Wealthcare Financial Group, Inc.™

Preparing for or returning from a deployment might cause you to think about critical, last-minute financial decisions that need to be addressed.


Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 4, 2014

    Use your #tax refund to pay off high-interest #debt or to save toward #retirement 

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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.


One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.


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.