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Why save money? Here are four good reasons

Emergency Savings Saving USAA Educational Foundation USAAEF
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 January 2018

Saving money, improving your financial life, building wealth. It all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. So what is your goal? Why should you save? If you're not sure where to start, check out these four reasons to save, outlined in the video below, courtesy of USAA Educational Foundation.

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Don’t Fall for Cryptocurrency-Related Stock Scams

Investing Investment Fraud Cryptocurrency
Written by Guest Blogger · 10 January 2018

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) are in the news daily. FINRA, a financial industry regulator, is warning investors to be cautious when considering the purchase of shares of companies that tout the potential of high returns associated with cryptocurrency-related activities without the business fundamentals and transparent financial reporting to back up such claims.

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3 Ways to Save More Money This Tax Season

Tax Time Saving Tax Credits
Written by Alecia Blair · 09 January 2018

Tax filing season is upon us once again—an opportunity to assess your financial situation, set goals for the year, and find ways to save towards those goals. Here are three easy ways to save money this tax season and get a jumpstart on your savings goals in the New Year:

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Retirement Hot Topics and More for Military Savers: Read Military Saves Top 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

Written by Lani Poblete · 21 December 2017

With the Blended Retirement System opt-in period beginning on January 1, many service members are busy educating themselves on their retirement options. Reflecting this, three of our five most popular blogs this year on MilitarySaves.org provided retirement savings advice.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017

    Don’t let debt stand in the way of your savings goals and aspirations: http://bit.ly/2kghZBs via @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.

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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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Naval Battalion's Effort Yields Team Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Construction Battalion Five, DETAIL CHINHAE would like to share our campaign success story with you!

Currently we have 23 members on our Det, (all of whom have registered with militarysaves) and out of them 16 are planning for retirement by saving and investing money in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.

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