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Build a Strong Financial Foundation During Military Saves Week 2017

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Written by Guest Blogger · 08 February 2017

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Much is written about the need to set financial goals. But what if you are just starting out? Maybe your experience saving money has been limited to tossing spare change in a jar. Maybe you’ve never invested a penny.

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Tax Scammers Might Target You: Here’s What to Do

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Written by Guest Blogger · 31 January 2017

By Carol Kando-Pineda, FTC’s Military Consumer

It’s that time of year — tax time. It’s also a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams. Here are two ways tax scammers might target you and what you can do about it:

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3 Ways to Find More Money To Save This Tax Season

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Written by Alecia Blair · 27 January 2017

Tax filing season is upon us once again, an opportunity to assess your financial situation, set goals for the year, and find ways to save towards those goals. Here are three easy ways to save money this tax season and get a jumpstart on your savings goals in the New Year:

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10 Investment Tips for 2017

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Written by Guest Blogger · 24 January 2017

By the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

Whether you are a first-time investor or have been investing for years, here are 10 tips from the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy to help you make better informed investment decisions and avoid common scams in 2017.

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How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

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Written by Guest Blogger · 10 January 2017

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff

No one wants to pay more tax than they owe, and no one wants to be scammed out of their hard-earned money. So, what can you do to protect yourself from tax and other scams that propagate this time of year?

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Tip of the Day

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

    Kids learn from you, whether you’re teaching them or not. Get financially fit with help from @CFPB: http://bit.ly/2j2E0Hk #MSW2017

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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.

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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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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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