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

    Jumpstart your goals by earmarking this year’s #taxrefund for savings >> http://bit.ly/2jap85c @MilitarySaves

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  • Tips for Transitioning or Retiring from the Military

    Written by Guest Blogger | September 26, 2017

    By: FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

    Military service can leave you believing that change is the only constant in life. Take a look at a photo of yourself entering boot camp and compare it with the one your service took of you at graduation. You already changed—a lot. But you need to get ready for a big one. 

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  • Your Five-Step Blended Retirement System Checklist to Success

    Written by Alecia Blair | September 19, 2017

    By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow, and Lani Poblete, Military Saves Project Manager

    The new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is coming in January 2018! If you're feeling a little overwhelmed or unsure about the BRS, that's okay. It's natural. Deciding whether the BRS is right for you is a big financial one-size-does-not-fit-all decision that has big implications on your military retirement.

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  • Join the 30 Days of Savings Challenge this September

    Written by Lani Poblete | August 28, 2017

    By Lani Poblete, Military Saves Project Manager

    This September, join the Military Families Learning Network's (MFLN) Personal Finance team in making small deposits that add up to $100 in just 30 days!

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  • The Building Blocks of Excellent Credit

    Written by Guest Blogger | August 8, 2017

    By Martin A. Smith, CRPC®, AIFA®, President of Wealthcare Financial Group, Inc.

    Do you want to build excellent credit? If you are shopping for a mortgage or car loan or a credit card, simply paying your debts on time is not the only requirement to building excellent credit. Here are some other considerations:

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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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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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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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