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  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 14, 2014

    Shop around for auto and homeowners' insurance: Before renewing your existing policies, check out the rates of competing companies whose annual premiums could be several hundred dollars lower. 

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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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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.

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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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Building Wealth by Setting Goals

Written by Super User | April 24, 2013

My name is Allison Mecadon and I’m a Youth Coordinator with the Virginia National Guard Youth Program. My husband, Tom, is an M-Day Army National Guard Member (an M-Day member is one who performs weekend drill, but is not on full-time duty).

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