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

    You could win $25,000 for saving $50 of your tax refund with @SaveYourRefund: http://bit.ly/2i8VJvC @MilitarySaves

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  • Combat Changes in Your Paycheck with Battle-Hardened Transition and Emergency Funds

    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.

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  • Military Life – PCS for Homeowners

    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:  

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  • There's Still Time to Apply for the 2017 Designation of Savings Excellence

    Written by Alecia Blair | April 6, 2017

    Calling all military banks and credit unions! The application deadline for the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence has been extended to Monday, April 17 to give applicants more time to collect March activities and reports.  

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  • Get SMART about Your Tax Refund This Year

    Written by Guest Blogger | March 28, 2017

    By Lauren Chaplin, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

    Tax Day (April 18) is just weeks away. If you’re getting a tax refund—due to overpaying in taxes, refundable tax credits, or perhaps a deployment in 2016—setting SMART goals for your money will help you make the most out of the cash back.

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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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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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.

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