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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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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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | June 10, 2019by 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.Read more...