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  • Summer Solstice Financial Checkup

    Written by Guest Blogger | June 21, 2018

    By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

    We're closing in on the longest day of the year. To celebrate the annual halfway mark, some people wear flowers in their hair and dance in the shadow of Stonehenge. Others run solstice marathons by the light of the midnight sun.

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  • Don't know much about credit scores? Start by checking yours.

    Written by Madeline Daniels | June 21, 2018

    Individuals who check their credit score know much more about how scoring works, according to a new survey released by Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore.

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  • Credit Cards and Investing

    Written by Guest Blogger | June 13, 2018

    By The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy 

    Credit cards can be a convenient way to purchase goods and services. However, investors should understand that most licensed and registered investment firms do not allow their customers to use credit cards to buy investments or to fund an investment account.

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  • Meet the 2018 Military Saves Week Savings Champions

    Written by Madeline Daniels | June 12, 2018

    Military Saves announced today ten Savings Champions recognized for their extraordinary efforts to motivate U.S. service members and their families to develop a savings habit during Military Saves Week. This is the first year the award is being presented.

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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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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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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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