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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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    Transferring #money from #checking to #savings is the fastest way to #save $500 - $1,000 >>

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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.


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.


Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.