Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Federal Trade Commission Staff
By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
Managing debt is a major concern of many Americans. Nearly four out of five Americans carry at least one of the following types of debt measured by the FINRA Foundation’s 2015 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS): mortgage or home equity loan; credit card balance; auto loan; student loan’ non-bank borrowing; or unpaid medical bills. And 40 percent of Americans reported thinking they “have too much debt right now.”
By Lauren Chaplin, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow
When it comes to personal finances, everyone has a favorite tool or system. Whether it be traditional pen and paper, Excel spreadsheet or an app on one’s phone, having some sort of visual to help see goals and the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ can really motivate individuals to get their finances in gear.
By the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy
No investment strategy pays off as well as, or with less risk than, eliminating high interest debt.
By Jena Roscoe, SVP, Chief Of Government Relations, Public Policy, Operation HOPE, Inc.
Did you know September was National Preparedness Month and October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Throughout these autumn months, Operation HOPE is working with the U.S. DHS FEMA and American Red Cross to promote financial preparedness for U.S. Armed Forces members and their families.
Military Saves Celebrates National Save for Retirement Week 2016 and You Should, Too! by Alecia Blair
Points to Ponder Before Taking on Debt by Guest Blogger
Five Ways to Raise Your Credit Score in Less Than a Year by Guest Blogger
Military Spouses: This Military Transition Is Yours, Too! by Alecia Blair
Tip of the Day
Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 26, 2017
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