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  • Five Tax Tips for Service Members and Their Families

    Written by Lila Quintiliani | February 11, 2019

    by Lila Quintiliani, AFC®, Military Saves Program Manager

    1. Find Out if the New Tax Legislation Affects You

    Check and see if you need to take action before you file or whether you may need to file an amended return for a previous year. 

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  • New Tax Legislation Puts More Money into the Pockets of Many Military Families

    Written by Lila Quintiliani | February 4, 2019

    by Lila Quintiliani, AFC®, Military Saves Program Manager

    There are several new pieces of legislation that may affect military families’ 2018 tax returns. The implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act, and the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act will mean that most military families will be paying less in taxes this year. In some instances, though, taxpayers will have to take action in order to see the benefits of the legislation.

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  • Steps for Dealing with an Unexpected Loss of Income

    Written by Lila Quintiliani | January 24, 2019

    by Lila Quintiliani, AFC®, Military Saves Program Manager

    There are some drops in income that can be predicted (retirement, multiple kids in college) and then there are others that just blindside us (loss of a job, furlough).  In cases like these, even large emergency funds may eventually run out. It’s important, however, to keep a level head and as much control over personal finances as possible given the circumstances.  

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  • Job Interrupted: A To-Do List for Tough Times

    Written by Guest Blogger | January 17, 2019

    Originally published by FINRA

    Many of us can identify with the plight of the furloughed federal worker. That's because we have experienced economically stressful times at one or more points in our working life—and may again.

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Building Wealth by Setting Goals

Written by Super User | April 24, 2013

My name is Allison Mecadon and I’m a Youth Coordinator with the Virginia National Guard Youth Program. My husband, Tom, is an M-Day Army National Guard Member (an M-Day member is one who performs weekend drill, but is not on full-time duty).

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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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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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