Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
According to a recent survey from Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore Solutions, LLC, more than 40 percent of respondents incorrectly thought a person’s age is among factors used to calculate a credit score. And only 18 percent understood that a low credit score on a typical auto loan would increase loan charges by more than $5,000.
By: FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
Military service can leave you believing that change is the only constant in life. Take a look at a photo of yourself entering boot camp and compare it with the one your service took of you at graduation. You already changed—a lot. But you need to get ready for a big one.
By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow, and Lani Poblete, Military Saves Project Manager
The new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is coming in January 2018! If you're feeling a little overwhelmed or unsure about the BRS, that's okay. It's natural. Deciding whether the BRS is right for you is a big financial one-size-does-not-fit-all decision that has big implications on your military retirement.
By Lani Poblete, Military Saves Project Manager
This September, join the Military Families Learning Network's (MFLN) Personal Finance team in making small deposits that add up to $100 in just 30 days!
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: