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SEC and CFPB issue Bulletin on Diminished Financial Capacity

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Written by Guest Blogger · 28 July 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans issued an investor bulletin, Planning for Diminished Capacity and Illness.

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Supplement Your Retirement by Setting it On Autopilot Today

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Written by Alecia Blair · 23 July 2015

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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It's National my Social Security Week!

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 20 July 2015

Start Your Planning Today During National my Social Security Week

Want to know how much money you will be getting from Social Security when you retire? This week is a perfect opportunity to open your online account and learn about your future Social security benefits. It’s easy, open a free account at SocialSecurity.gov/myaccount.

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It's Military Consumer Protection Day!

Military Consumer Protection Day
Written by Alecia Blair · 15 July 2015

Happy Military Consumer Protection Day! Join us for a Twitter Chat hosted by the Federal Trade Commission today at 2 p.m. EDT to promote awareness of consumer issues for the military and learn where to get assistance!

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Young and in the Military: Five Tips for Financial Success

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Written by Guest Blogger · 14 July 2015

By Lauren Welch, AFC, Financial Counselor & Owner of Thrive Financial Counseling

If you are just exiting high school, you might have been fortunate enough to take a personal finance class. If youre a millennial (like me) and your parents did not teach you financial fundamentals, you may have left high school and entered into the real world without the tools to succeed financially.

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  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 22, 2014

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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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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.

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60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

During the months of June & July, 60 teenagers aged 13-19 from Marine, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force families attended Youth Saves programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help increase their knowledge of financial literacy. Jonathan Harrington, Personal Financial Counselor for the MA Guard & Reserve, created the Youth Saves program to fit into the Military Youth Saves (www.militarysaves.org) theme which encourages kids and teens to develop good savings habits at a young age.

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