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Student Loan Debt 101

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 15 May 2018

If you’re a recent college graduate or you have a child that borrowed student loans, the reality of those loans might be starting to hit you. As a service member, you may be entitled to loan forgiveness or repayment assistance.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day on a Budget

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 09 May 2018

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, have you bought a present yet? If not, we’ve got some creative, last-minute gift ideas that are cost-effective and meaningful.

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Around the Corner

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 08 May 2018

May, National Military Appreciation Month, is a special time to honor and thank military members and their families for their selfless service to our country. This year, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Friday, May 11.

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It's Military Appreciation Month!

Savings Tips Summer Savings
Written by Darlene Aderoju · 04 May 2018

It’s officially National Military Appreciation Month, the perfect time to honor those who serve or have served our country. During Military Appreciation Month, take advantage of special discounts that will save money for service members and their families!

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Understanding the Service Member Civil Relief Act Can Save You Money

Written by Guest Blogger · 26 April 2018

Military life comes with its share of change—deployments and permanent change of station (PCS) moves—to name just a couple. And these changes may, at times, make it difficult to honor financial and legal commitments that were made prior to joining the military.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | March 11, 2014

    The first step in getting out of #debt is to stop borrowing. Get tips on how to begin at http://ow.ly/tMA0N

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Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.

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A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.

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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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