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The Building Blocks of Excellent Credit

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Written by Guest Blogger · 08 August 2017

By Martin A. Smith, CRPC®, AIFA®, President of Wealthcare Financial Group, Inc.

Do you want to build excellent credit? If you are shopping for a mortgage or car loan or a credit card, simply paying your debts on time is not the only requirement to building excellent credit. Here are some other considerations:

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The Military's Best Kept Secret

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Written by Guest Blogger · 02 August 2017

Written by Rachael DeLeon, Communications Director at the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)

Regardless of your military branch, your rank, or even your age, personal financial issues will touch your life at some point in your military career. Which is why there is no better time than now to get to know your installation’s financial readiness professionals – often known as Personal Financial Counselors (PFCs) and Personal Financial Managers (PFMs).

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How to Do Walt Disney World on a Budget

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Written by Alecia Blair · 27 July 2017

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

Think that a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is not in the budget for you and your family? Think again!  

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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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Tip of the Day

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

    Saving for a rainy day? Put your #taxrefund into emergency #savings >> http://bit.ly/2jargdi via @MilitarySaves

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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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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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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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