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  • Written by Katie Bryan | December 21, 2013

    Save on #housing costs by living near your workplace - it can save up to $1000 a year!  http://t.co/sKox04ksLY 

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  • It’s National Preparedness Month: Make a plan

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 13, 2018

    By Colleen Tressler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

    Extreme weather and natural disasters can occur with little warning. This year’s floods and wildfires are proof of that. Are you ready to leave your home at a moment’s notice? You can reduce your anxiety about these scary events by making sure you are prepared if and when they happen. September is National Preparedness Month and a good time to get your family, pets, and property ready. You can, for example:

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  • Review Your Leave and Earning Statement (LES) to Understand the Fine Print, Savings Status

    Written by Darlene Aderoju | September 7, 2018

    It’s National Payroll Week - a time to celebrate employees. It’s also the perfect time to take a look at your or your spouse’s Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) to make sure you understand the fine print.

    Here are some things to review the next time you get paid:

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  • 3 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

    Written by Darlene Aderoju | September 5, 2018

    It’s back to school season, which means it’s time to stock up on clothes and school supplies. School shopping is an annual expense that’s inevitable. But you can avoid overspending on back to school with these tips.

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  • Understanding Your Credit Profile Can Improve Your Financial Health

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 29, 2018

    By Jennifer Griffin, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellow

    I looked at a piece of paper that caused me to question everything I know about money. What is it that showed just how much of my money was not being spent on saving or investing? It was my credit card statement.

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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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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

Written by Super User | April 16, 2013

My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

I have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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