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How to Do Walt Disney World on a Budget

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Written by Alecia Blair · 27 July 2017

Think that a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is not in the budget for you and your family? Think again!  

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Save Big on Your Next Vacation with Technology & Pre-Planning

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Written by Madalyn Pemberton · 18 July 2017

By Madalyn Pemberton, America Saves Intern

Still hoping to get in a family vacation before the kids go back to school but aren’t sure if it’s affordable at this point? Check out these tips on how to save on vacation to help you get the break that you and your family deserve without taking on additional financial stress.

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Six Financial Goals All Millennials in the Military Should Have

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Written by Guest Blogger · 13 July 2017

By Courtney Nagle, Digital and Social Media Specialist at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

Millennials, or anyone born between 1982 and 2004, make up about 75 percent of today’s military. For this reason, millennials in the military are a key area of NFCC’s focus when it comes to their finances and transition out of the military.

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New Savings Goal Calculator Available on Investor.gov

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Written by Guest Blogger · 06 July 2017

By The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Staff

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor.gov website is an online resource to help investors make informed investment decisions and avoid fraud. Investor.gov now includes a savings goal calculator in addition to its popular compound interest calculator.

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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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Tip of the Day

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

    Starting your savings now ensures a more comfortable retirement later on! http://bit.ly/2jPi3bT via @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

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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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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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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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