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    Make sure your financial advisor’s title is accredited, and that the he/she is qualified through a training program that holds its members to strict ethical standards.

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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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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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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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