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April Deadlines Looming: #ASW2015 Designation of Excellence & #MSW2015 Reporting Survey, Financial Institution Awards

#MSW2015 ASW2015
Written by Alecia Blair · 30 March 2015

With more than 32,000 pledges and re-pledges and 700 participating organizations, Military Saves Week 2015 was the most successful to date, thanks to you! Please help us recognize your efforts during #MSW2015 by keeping track of these upcoming deadlines.

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Military? Millennial? Now is the Best Time to Contribute to the TSP

TSP Savings Millennial
Written by Guest Blogger · 25 March 2015

By Abigail C. Reid, Writer-Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

If you’re a millennial (born in or after 1982) in the military, you might encounter a number of financial challenges unique to your career path and age group. But as you face these challenges, one of your best opportunities to save for your future is with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Below are the answers to some questions you might have about participating in the TSP.

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Deployment: More Reasons to Save, and More Options Too!

TSP Thrift Savings Plan Deployment Savings Savings Deposit Program Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Written by Laura Roler · 20 March 2015

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

Deployment—before, during, and after—can be a stressful time to say the least! Thankfully, there are some benefits offered during deployments that can help offset the challenges, help you get ahead, and improve your financial readiness. Take a look at the following savings options, and plan to take advantage of them for your next deployment.

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Post-Military Saves Week Action Plan: Talk To Your Spouse About Money

Deployment PCS personal finance communication
Written by Guest Blogger · 12 March 2015

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Talking about money issues under normal conditions can be stressful. Talking about them while a servicemember is deployed to a remote location can be more so. The best remedy is to communicate regularly about household finances. That way there are no surprises or added headaches when orders arrive.

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What You Need to Know About the Roth Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Retirement Roth TSP
Written by Guest Blogger · 10 March 2015

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate uniformed services members about the Roth Thrift Savings Plan.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 9, 2014

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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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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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