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Beware of Holiday Budget Busters

Budgeting Holiday
Written by Laura Roler · 23 October 2014

By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

The holiday season almost always means extra expenses, ones that are often not considered when thinking of a monthly budget. 

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Identity Theft in a Digital Age: Deter, Detect, Defend.

Fraud Identity Theft Credit
Written by Guest Blogger · 22 October 2014

The following post comes from the America Saves blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

By Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance, Ball State University

Transunion reports that approximately 19 people become victims of identity theft every minute.

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You don’t have to give children an allowance—but if you do, talk about it

Written by Guest Blogger · 21 October 2014

The following content was provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) 

Giving children an allowance is a topic many parents discuss. Even within families, parents can disagree about whether it’s a good idea.

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Supplement Your Retirement by Setting It on Autopilot

Retirement TSP ira
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 October 2014

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Let’s face it. A military pension and social security will likely not be enough to sustain a comfortable standard of living during retirement. So, enhance your retirement savings for tomorrow by enrolling and saving automatically in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan today.

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Financial Planning Days Celebrates 5 Years of Free Financial Counsel

Written by Guest Blogger · 15 October 2014

The following post comes from the America Saves blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Financial Planning Days, a joint endeavor by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFPBoard)Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)Foundation for Financial Planning, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is celebrating its fifth year.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 18, 2013

    Ways to fund #holiday expenses without going into #debt: skip dining out and the movie theater. http://ow.ly/rIo0K 

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Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.

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Start Small and Keep on Saving

Written by Super User | March 6, 2012

Although Major James Kenisky only recently took the Saver's Pledge, he has been living by its tenets for many years: Start Small. Think Big.

Starting Small

I want this story to help others and I am certain I am not the only one who has achieved the level of success in the military that I have.  I am just one voice.  I started saving when I became a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

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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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