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#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save to retire

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 28 February 2019

Studies show few Americans have adequate savings for retirement but it’s never too late – or too early – to start saving.

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#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save for the unexpected

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 27 February 2019

That day you blew a tire. The time your dishwasher overflowed. That vacation when your child got sick far from home and the doctor wouldn’t take your insurance. We all have those unexpected events in life that can lead to financial stress, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save the easy way...automatically

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 26 February 2019

Never miss a beat when it comes to savings. Make it so easy you never have to think about it by setting aside money for savings automatically.

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#MSW19 Daily Theme: Save with a plan

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Written by Tammy G. Bruzon · 25 February 2019

Military Saves Week is finally here! Each day of Military Saves Week highlights a unique theme offering fresh opportunities to discuss and promote personal savings. Today, we kick off the Week discussing the importance of saving with a plan.

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Save with a Plan: Your Future Self Will Thank You

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Written by Guest Blogger · 25 February 2019

Written by Rachael DeLeon, Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®)

“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.” - Meredith Willson

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | February 11, 2014

    #Save just 1% of your income this year and grow $250-$500 in savings by the end of the year depending on your salary: http://ow.ly/tvMwQ

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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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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.

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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.

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