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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017
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Written by Guest Blogger | May 15, 2017
By the USAA Educational Foundation
Deployment: It’s a basic fact of military life. It’s also one of the most challenging situations a military family can face. Lives and living situations change. Family routines are interrupted. Finances may be altered.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | May 3, 2017
By Corrinne McKenna, AFC®
I’m often asked by my military clients, “should I buy or rent a home?” In many cases, renting is the best option due to inadequate savings funds to handle unforeseen home repairs, uncertainty about how long the home will be occupied and unwillingness to become a landlord or sell the home at a loss if a sudden PCS causes the service member to relocate.Read more...
Written by Alecia Blair | April 25, 2017
By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow
Permanent change of station (PCS) moves, temporary duty (TDY), deployment—all of these major changes are a constant in military life. While a military paycheck is predictable twice a month, these life changes bring significant income volatility and increases or decreases in expenses, which can make your budget a moving target. Here are five solutions to help meet these challenges.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | April 18, 2017
By: FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
Although the housing markets have largely recovered from the real estate bust of nearly a decade ago, a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) can still create a hardship for military homeowners who may be underwater on their mortgages (i.e., owe more on their house than they can sell it for). Homeowners who receive PCS orders and believe they may be underwater on their home should ask themselves these questions before trying to sell their homes:Read more...