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  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 21, 2014

    Having emergency #savings may be the most important way to stay afloat financially. 5 Tips on how to start one: http://ow.ly/rswS2

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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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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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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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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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