Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By: FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
Although the housing markets have largely recovered from the real estate bust of nearly a decade ago, a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) can still create a hardship for military homeowners who may be underwater on their mortgages (i.e., owe more on their house than they can sell it for). Homeowners who receive PCS orders and believe they may be underwater on their home should ask themselves these questions before trying to sell their homes:
Calling all military banks and credit unions! The application deadline for the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence has been extended to Monday, April 17 to give applicants more time to collect March activities and reports.
By Lauren Chaplin, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow
Tax Day (April 18) is just weeks away. If you’re getting a tax refund—due to overpaying in taxes, refundable tax credits, or perhaps a deployment in 2016—setting SMART goals for your money will help you make the most out of the cash back.
Military Saves Week 2017 (#MSW 2017), Feb. 27-March 4, kicked off the Military Saves campaign year with many exciting events and activities on or near military installations around the world. Thank you to all of the organizations and Military Savers who participated. Thanks, in part, to you, Military Saves Week shined the spotlight on the importance of personal savings.
By The USAA Educational Foundation
No life is without challenge, that is for sure – but military life often includes its own unique challenges. No matter your rank, branch, age or location, there is at least one universal truth: the unexpected is expensive.