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Save Big on Your Next Vacation with Technology & Pre-Planning

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 18 July 2017

By Madalyn Pemberton, America Saves Intern

Still hoping to get in a family vacation before the kids go back to school but aren’t sure if it’s affordable at this point? Check out these tips on how to save on vacation to help you get the break that you and your family deserve without taking on additional financial stress.

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Six Financial Goals All Millennials in the Military Should Have

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Written by Guest Blogger · 13 July 2017

By Courtney Nagle, Digital and Social Media Specialist at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

Millennials, or anyone born between 1982 and 2004, make up about 75 percent of today’s military. For this reason, millennials in the military are a key area of NFCC’s focus when it comes to their finances and transition out of the military.

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New Savings Goal Calculator Available on Investor.gov

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Written by Guest Blogger · 06 July 2017

By The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Staff

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor.gov website is an online resource to help investors make informed investment decisions and avoid fraud. Investor.gov now includes a savings goal calculator in addition to its popular compound interest calculator.

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5 Steps to a Summer of Savings

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 27 June 2017

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Communications Director

It's the first day of summer! Between the backyard barbeques, days at the beach, and summer vacations -- the average vacation expense per person in the United States is $1,145 -- it's also the perfect opportunity to give your finances a fresh start and set your seasonal savings goal. 

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Military Millennials – A “Bucket List” to Help Manage Credit and Debt

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Written by Guest Blogger · 20 June 2017

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

Got debt? You’re not alone. Many Americans are carrying buckets of debt.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 26, 2017

    Grow your #taxrefund by splitting it into a @myRA_gov retirement savings acct: http://bit.ly/2janIaU @MilitarySaves

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A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.

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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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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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