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

    Manage your debt by the numbers. Fees and interest rates might be keeping you in the red: http://bit.ly/2j2IgpY @FINRA_Investor #MSW2017

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  • Deploying? Review Your Finances

    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.

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  • The Tale of Two Rentals: How to compare your rental options during a PCS

    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.

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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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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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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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