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  • Written by Guest Blogger | September 30, 2014

    Participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services. It offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. More info at tsp.gov

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  • How to Protect Yourself Against Scammers Targeting the Military

    Written by Lila Quintiliani | July 2, 2019

    July is Military Consumer Month, a good time to draw attention to the scammers that target service members and their families.

    The email looked very official -- it featured the red, white, and blue Bank of America logo and claimed to detect suspicious activity on Stephanie Talcott’s debit card. In small print at the bottom of the email, it stated that the bank might ask for information like PIN number, account number, or Social Security number.

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  • Make the Most of Your Vacation with These Easy Summer Savings Tips

    Written by Lila Quintiliani | June 26, 2019

    Summer is here and whether you are road tripping, flying overseas, or simply having a staycation, it can be tough to save money when you’re in vacation mode and the kids (or adults!) have time on their hands.

    We’ve asked several bloggers to share their summer savings tips.

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  • Do You Really Know the Score? Three Important Credit Tips

    Written by Lila Quintiliani | June 19, 2019

    Do you really understand your credit score? A recent survey by Consumer Federation of America (our parent organization) and VantageScore Solutions suggests that most people think they know more than they do. The 9th annual survey showed that while more consumers (55%) had recently checked their credit scores than in past years, fundamental knowledge of credit scoring went down by 10-20% since the first survey in 2012.

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  • How Fighting Aliens Can Help You Learn About Personal Finance

    Written by Guest Blogger | June 10, 2019

    by Jim Rice, Assistant Director for the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the CFPB

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently expanded its Misadventures in Money Management (MIMM.gov) financial education tool to all active-duty service members, including those in the Reserve or the National Guard.

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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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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Involving Kids in Family Finances

Written by | April 19, 2019

 

One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a good understanding of how money works as well as the importance of saving.

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