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

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Written by Alecia Blair · 24 May 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

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Written by Guest Blogger · 18 May 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

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Written by Guest Blogger · 17 May 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

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Written by Guest Blogger · 10 May 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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Five Rules for Buying a House

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Written by Guest Blogger · 03 May 2016

The USAA Educational Foundation

Buying a house is a great way to feel like you’re part of the community. But it’s also a huge financial decision with far-reaching implications.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 1, 2014

    Are you ready to set your #savings goal and make a plan to achieve it? Take the Military Saves Pledge today http://ow.ly/C7sGZ

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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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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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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.

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