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Basic Training Tips to Help Service Members Invest Wisely

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Written by Guest Blogger · 05 March 2018

By Lori Schock, Director of the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

You train every day to serve our country, and you owe it to yourself to train for your financial future.  That’s why the SEC is providing you with some basic training tips on how to invest wisely. 

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Three reasons to put your savings on autopilot

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Written by Guest Blogger · 01 March 2018

By Joan Cox, Senior Vice President of Savings Products, Navy Federal

When it comes to saving money, shortcuts are few and far between. It takes hard work and determination, especially if you’re balancing a budget and managing debt. However, there’s one trick you can add to your arsenal to make saving a whole lot easier.

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Military Spouses: Ensuring Financial Readiness on the Homefront

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Written by Guest Blogger · 01 March 2018

By Lori Schock, Director of the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

While military readiness may be in the forefront of your spouse’s mind, you are the one likely responsible for financial readiness on the homefront, particularly during deployment. It’s important to make sure you are armed and ready to provide your family with a strong financial plan for the future.

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4 Things Veterans and Service Members Need to Know When Buying a Home

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Written by Guest Blogger · 01 March 2018

By Greg Murray, Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 

As you think about your finances during Military Saves Week, buying a home may be one of the goals on your mind.

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Investing vs. Paying Off Debt

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Written by Guest Blogger · 01 March 2018

By Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo Senior Vice President, Military Affairs Program Manager

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Setting a Goal Leads to Success

Written by Super User | May 24, 2019

Growing up, Marisa’s dad had always talked about saving first, but she said she didn’t really internalize it until much later. “I was drifting along with no plan, carrying a little bit of revolving debt, saving some money here and there, but without a real plan for it.”


How Smart Financial Decisions Can Create Opportunities 

Written by | November 22, 2019

Written by Stephen Ross, America Saves Program Coordinator | November 22, 2019

Of the many stories Military Saves shares, most describe how someone was in dire straits financially and worked their way out of it with the help of Military Saves. This time we want to highlight a different kind of story. This is a story about how responsible financial decisions can build on one another to create opportunities you thought only the super-rich enjoy.


Involving Kids in Family Finances

Written by | April 19, 2019


One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a good understanding of how money works as well as the importance of saving.