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5 Steps to a Summer of Savings

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 27 June 2017

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Communications Director

It's the first day of summer! Between the backyard barbeques, days at the beach, and summer vacations -- the average vacation expense per person in the United States is $1,145 -- it's also the perfect opportunity to give your finances a fresh start and set your seasonal savings goal. 

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Military Millennials – A “Bucket List” to Help Manage Credit and Debt

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Written by Guest Blogger · 20 June 2017

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

Got debt? You’re not alone. Many Americans are carrying buckets of debt.

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Appreciate Dad without Breaking the Bank: Five Thrifty Father's Day Gift Ideas

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Written by Guest Blogger · 15 June 2017

By Madalyn Pemberton, America Saves Intern

When you’ve procrastinated planning for Father’s Day, it’s tempting to shell out big bucks rather than brainstorm inexpensive gifts. Especially when free two-day shipping makes it super easy to get that electric razor on time, or reservation apps put nice restaurants at your fingertips. But blowing through your budget before the month is up on a single day, while well-intentioned, is likely to result in more stress and gray hairs than it is ultimately worth—especially if it results in asking for help from dad later in the month.

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Pave the Way for Your Financial Future: Saving and Investing for Millennials

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Written by Guest Blogger · 13 June 2017

Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Being prepared to tackle life’s financial hurdles – paying for higher education, saving for a home, and being ready for retirement – is critical. You may not realize it, but choices you make now can impact your financial future. Taking steps today, and setting goals, can help put you on a path to a secure financial future and retirement.

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Meet the 2017 Recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

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Written by Lani Poblete · 06 June 2017

Today, 32 banks and credits unions were awarded the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence and eight financial institutions received honorable mentions.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017

    Pledge or re-pledge to save with @MilitarySaves! Receive goal-based savings tips and advice. http://bit.ly/2h3qZYO #MSW2017

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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).

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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

Written by Super User | April 16, 2013

My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

I have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.

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