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When Good Credit Is Romantic: Your Credit Score May Affect Your Love Life

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Written by Guest Blogger · 09 February 2018

By FINRA Staff

Can your credit score predict how long your relationship will last? The answer may be yes, according to a study published by The Federal Reserve.

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5 Things the IRS Will Never Do

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 February 2018

When you think about tax season, you’re probably thinking about getting your refund. But there’s something else to keep in mind--these next few months are the peak time for scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack.

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Valentine's Day Hacks to Save You Money

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 February 2018

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, and it doesn’t even have to cost much.

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Why save money? Here are four good reasons

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Written by Guest Blogger · 29 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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Save - don't spend your refund

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Written by Lani Poblete · 25 January 2018

Each tax season, households making less than $52,000 claim $100 billion in federal tax refunds. If you're like us, that tax refund is the largest check you will receive all year.

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Tip of the Day

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

    Millions miss out on EITC $$ b/c they don't claim it or don't file taxes at all: @MilitarySaves

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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.


Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.


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).