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Credit Cards and Investing

Written by Guest Blogger · 13 June 2018

By The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy 

Credit cards can be a convenient way to purchase goods and services. However, investors should understand that most licensed and registered investment firms do not allow their customers to use credit cards to buy investments or to fund an investment account.

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Meet the 2018 Military Saves Week Savings Champions

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Written by Madeline Daniels · 12 June 2018

Military Saves announced today ten Savings Champions recognized for their extraordinary efforts to motivate U.S. service members and their families to develop a savings habit during Military Saves Week. This is the first year the award is being presented.

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4 Ways to Save Money With a Fluctuating Income

Written by Guest Blogger · 11 June 2018

By Jacquelyn Pica

Getting paid a steady salary is great, but it’s not a reality for everyone.

We live in world of freelancers, independent contractors, side hustlers and commission-based jobs. Although this type of work doesn’t offer the same consistent paycheck, there are still ways to budget and save money when you have a fluctuating income.  

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5 Father's Day Gift Ideas that Don't Cost a Fortune

Written by Darlene Aderoju · 07 June 2018

Father’s Day is a little more than a week away, do you have your gift ready to go? If not, you’re definitely not the only one looking for a last minute gift idea. Here are some gifts that’ll help put a smile on the dad in your life’s face without costing you a fortune.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | September 30, 2014

    Participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services. It offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. More info at tsp.gov

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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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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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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).

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