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

    Kids learn from you, whether you’re teaching them or not. Get financially fit with help from @CFPB: http://bit.ly/2j2E0Hk #MSW2017

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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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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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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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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.

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