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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 26, 2017

    Saving for a rainy day? Put your #taxrefund into emergency #savings >> http://bit.ly/2jargdi via @MilitarySaves

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  • Your Five-Step Blended Retirement System Checklist to Success

    Written by Alecia Blair | September 19, 2017

    By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow, and Lani Poblete, Military Saves Project Manager

    The new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is coming in January 2018! If you're feeling a little overwhelmed or unsure about the BRS, that's okay. It's natural. Deciding whether the BRS is right for you is a big financial one-size-does-not-fit-all decision that has big implications on your military retirement.

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  • Join the 30 Days of Savings Challenge this September

    Written by Lani Poblete | August 28, 2017

    By Lani Poblete, Military Saves Project Manager

    This September, join the Military Families Learning Network's (MFLN) Personal Finance team in making small deposits that add up to $100 in just 30 days!

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  • The Building Blocks of Excellent Credit

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 8, 2017

    By Martin A. Smith, CRPC®, AIFA®, President of Wealthcare Financial Group, Inc.

    Do you want to build excellent credit? If you are shopping for a mortgage or car loan or a credit card, simply paying your debts on time is not the only requirement to building excellent credit. Here are some other considerations:

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  • The Military's Best Kept Secret

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 2, 2017

    Written by Rachael DeLeon, Communications Director at the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)

    Regardless of your military branch, your rank, or even your age, personal financial issues will touch your life at some point in your military career. Which is why there is no better time than now to get to know your installation’s financial readiness professionals – often known as Personal Financial Counselors (PFCs) and Personal Financial Managers (PFMs).

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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.

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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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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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