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  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017

    Savers with a plan are 2x more likely to save for #retirement, have emergency savings, and stick to a budget - @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

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  • 2017 Military Saves Survey: Unexpected expenses the top savings challenge

    Written by Lani Poblete | October 12, 2017

    Military Saves recently released the results of its 2017 Military Saves Saver Survey, which details the savings goals and challenges of Military Savers. The survey revealed that unexpected expenses are the top savings challenge for Military Savers (45 percent), followed by others depending on their income (30 percent). Retirement came in as the top savings goal (23 percent), followed by debt repayment (22 percent).

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  • 15 Halloween Costumes That Won't Terrify Your Budget

    Written by Madalyn Pemberton | October 10, 2017

    With 8 million more Americans planning on celebrating Halloween this year, the total spent on costumes, treats, and decorations is projected to reach an all-time high of $9.1 billion. The average amount spent per consumer is anticipated to reach $86.10, mostly going toward the purchase of the perfect costume.  

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  • It's Mission Critical to Create a Financial Plan For Your Future

    Written by Guest Blogger | October 3, 2017

    By the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy 

    It’s mission critical to create a financial plan for your future. If you haven’t done so already, it’s a perfect time to get started since this week (October 2-8, 2017) is World Investor Week. This global effort, promoted by the International Organization of Securities Commissions to raise awareness of the importance of investor education and protection, marks the first time securities regulators on six continents will join together to highlight what it means to be a smart investor, as well as ways to avoid fraud. A key best practice promoted by World Investor Week is to plan for and invest according to your future needs and goals. One of the most important goals you can plan for is your retirement.

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  • Affected by the recent natural disasters? These resources can help.

    Written by Lani Poblete | September 29, 2017

    If you are a military service member or veteran affected by recent natural disasters, you are undoubtedly facing unexpected emotional, physical and financial stress. But know that there are many emergency financial resources available specifically to you—our nation's service members and veterans.

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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 Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.

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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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