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  • Written by Guest Blogger | May 12, 2014

    When opening an account with a bank or credit union ask about overdraft, ATM & other fees that may be in fine print. http://bit.ly/2IoelBh

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  • Life After Retirement: Will You Have Enough?

    Written by Guest Blogger | April 18, 2019

    This month we are highlighting a partner resource. MyArmyBenefits is the U.S. Army’s official benefits website and is geared toward all components: Active, Guard, and Reserve.

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  • Challenge Your Assumptions and Save

    Written by Guest Blogger | April 10, 2019

    By Ryan Guina

    When it comes to our personal finances, many of us accept the status quo. I’ve been guilty as charged. It wasn’t until my wife and I started challenging our assumptions that we started making headway with our savings.

    Here are five money saving tips to help you challenge the status quo.

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  • 5 Money Concepts to Practice in the Military

    Written by Guest Blogger | April 4, 2019

    By Lacey Langford, AFC®

    There’s a lot to know and do when it comes to money. The amount of financial knowledge circulating the world is humbling even for a financial professional. The good news is… you don’t have to know it all to be successful with money. The bad news is… you have to learn some basic concepts to keep your finances running smoothly. Here are 5 money concepts to practice when you’re in the military. 

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  • Three Ways to Improve Your Financial Capability Now

    Written by Lila Quintiliani | March 28, 2019

    By Lila Quintiliani, AFC®, Military Saves

    April is National Financial Capability Month, when the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and the Ready Campaign encourage people to improve their financial futures and to be prepared when disaster strikes. Here are three actions you can take now to make sure you are ready for any financial disaster, big or small.

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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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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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