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How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

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Written by Guest Blogger · 10 January 2017

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

No one wants to pay more tax than they owe, and no one wants to be scammed out of their hard-earned money. So, what can you do to protect yourself from tax and other scams that propagate this time of year?

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Five More Things We Learned About Holiday Spending From Talking to a Couple of Economists

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 19 December 2016

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Communications Director

America Saves recently shared some of our favorite thoughts and lessons from our conversation with two economists who often have different views about savings issues that impact not only the national economy, but our families as well.

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Don't Go Holiday Shopping With Your Thrift Savings Plan

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Written by Guest Blogger · 13 December 2016

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

When you're shopping for the holidays, it can be tempting to abandon your budget and buy more than you planned for your family and friends—or for yourself. But what happens when the credit card bills start coming in? Or you realize that you don't have enough cash to cover your everyday costs?

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Five Things We Learned About Holiday Spending From Talking to a Couple of Economists

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 08 December 2016

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Communications Director

America Saves recently sat down with two economists who often have different views in the first of four conversations about savings issues that impact not only the national economy, but our families as well.

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Holiday Spending & Saving Partner Packet Available

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 28 November 2016

The holiday reports are in! Retail spending will increase across the board by about three percent this year, reaching its highest point since the Great Recession. Many reports also show that people are feeling more secure about their finances as a whole and are planning their purchases more strategically. We want to celebrate this fact by encouraging Military Savers to take these good financial habits with them into the New Year.

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Tip of the Day

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

    Starting your savings now ensures a more comfortable retirement later on! http://bit.ly/2jPi3bT 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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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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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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