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How to Travel & Save Big!

Savings Tips Military Millennials Travel
Written by Guest Blogger · 28 June 2016

Corrinne McKenna, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

Members of the millennial generation tend to place a higher value on travel and experiences than they do on tangible items, such as cars and homes. If you’re a military millennial, there are dozens of resources you can take advantage of to save yourself big bucks on incredible travel adventures. Here are some ideas to get you started!

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What's So Great About the TSP?

Retirement TSP Military Millennials
Written by Guest Blogger · 21 June 2016

By The USAA Educational Foundation

Military millennials: Are you ready to start investing for retirement? Don’t overlook one of the easiest ways to get startedthe Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP. This tax-advantaged program allows service members to invest money for retirement through payroll deductions. Think of it as the federal government's version of a 401(k). 

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Ten Last Minute Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas

Savings Tips Summer Savings Father's Day
Written by Guest Blogger · 16 June 2016

By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Digital Communications Manager

Father’s Day is just days away and you’re still searching for the perfect gift for dad. You’re not the only one. In fact, most Father’s Day spending is on the day itself, going to dinners, brunches, and outings.

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New Partner Resource Packet Features Military Millennials & Savings: Download Now!

Emergency Savings Savings Military Millennials Milestones
Written by Alecia Blair · 13 June 2016

Nearly three-quarters of servicemembers are military millennials, roughly ages 18-34. If your organization serves this population or if you are a military millennial, this resource packet is for you!

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Three Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget

Savings Budget Retirement Savings
Written by Guest Blogger · 07 June 2016

From the America Saves Blog

You know it’s important to save for your future - maybe for an emergency, a down payment on a house, or your retirement. But if you’re just scraping buy, saving toward your goal can seem like an unlikely dream.

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Tip of the Day

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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