Military Saves Blog

Blog

Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.

Five Rules for Buying a House

Financial Planning Homeownership PCS
Written by Guest Blogger · 03 May 2016

The USAA Educational Foundation

Buying a house is a great way to feel like you’re part of the community. But it’s also a huge financial decision with far-reaching implications.

Read more ...

Start Preparing For Your Future Today With myRA

Retirement Retirement Savings myRA
Written by Guest Blogger · 28 April 2016

By myRA Staff

As a servicemember, you know how important it is to be prepared. Saving for retirement is no exception: it’s never too early to start planning for the future.

Read more ...

Five Ways to Reduce Financial Pressure During a PCS

PCS Personal Finance PCS Moves
Written by Guest Blogger · 26 April 2016

By Lepresca Torres, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Spouse Fellow

It’s that time again. Orders have been approved, the pack out is scheduled, and you are looking to the next duty station with anxiety and, hopefully, excitement.

Read more ...

New Partner Resource Packet Now Available: PCS Moves

Homeownership PCS PCS Moves Renting
Written by Alecia Blair · 21 April 2016

The latest issue of the partner resource packet is now available. The theme? PCS Moves, Home Ownership and Renting!

Read more ...

Your Deployment Finances

Deployment Deployment Savings Deployment Finances
Written by Guest Blogger · 12 April 2016

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

Deployment can surface many emotions, including excitement, anxiety and even fear. One emotion that doesn’t have to deploy with you is worry about your money. With planning, you can eliminate much of the concern about your personal finances before you go.

Read more ...

Tip of the Day

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

    Most families don't have enough to cover the unexpected. Be prepared with an emergency fund: http://bit.ly/2kpOikO @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

Saver Stories View all »

A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

Read more...

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).

Read more...

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?

Read more...