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· 27 August 2014

3 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

· 03 April 2014

5 Ways to Capitalize on Your Credit Cards

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Building Credit and Keeping Yours Healthy

· 18 June 2014

Do you know your credit score?

Tammy G. Bruzon · 27 July 2018

Get the Scoop on Credit Scores

Alecia Blair · 17 September 2015

Identity Theft in a Digital Age: Deter, Detect, Defend.

· 22 October 2014

Know What You Owe

Alecia Blair · 22 September 2015

Military Families: Five Things You Need to Do Before Purchasing a Home

Alecia Blair · 10 May 2016

Nation's Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2013

· 13 August 2014

New Resource Packet Available: Managing Credit & Debt

Alecia Blair · 03 September 2015

Personal Loans 101: Understanding APR

· 12 December 2012

Saving to buy a car? Here’s what you should know.

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Taking Care of Your Credit

Alecia Blair · 10 September 2015

Tap Into the Power of Powerpay.org

Alecia Blair · 07 November 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Compound Interest

Alecia Blair · 27 August 2015

The Ins and Outs of Credit Scores

Alecia Blair · 15 September 2015

The One Key Change to Military Credit Reports You Need to Know

Benjamin Moss · 11 November 2019

Things to Watch Out for When Looking at Your Credit Report

· 04 June 2014

Two Free Mobile Apps That Can Help You Better Manage Your Credit

· 21 May 2014

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Making Saving Automatic Leads to Personal Success

Ryan’s savings journey started when he was an active duty airman. Frequent deployments and temporary duty assignments gave him the opportunity to save. By the time he transitioned out of active duty, he had built up a healthy rainy-day fund and had started to aggressively save for retirement.

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How Smart Financial Decisions Can Create Opportunities 

Written by Stephen Ross, America Saves Program Coordinator | November 22, 2019

Of the many stories Military Saves shares, most describe how someone was in dire straits financially and worked their way out of it with the help of Military Saves. This time we want to highlight a different kind of story. This is a story about how responsible financial decisions can build on one another to create opportunities you thought only the super-rich enjoy.

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From Shopaholic to Saver

Many of us spend too much money on things we don’t need, but we don’t always know why. It’s easy to get a quick fix from retail therapy, but before we know it, our hard-earned money is gone. Oftentimes, when we engage in a “shopaholic” lifestyle or sporadic shopping sprees, we still experience feelings of emptiness, but to make it worse, we now have debt, too.

Khanmany was a shopaholic who turned everything around. She is active duty Navy and shares, “I was spending too much on things I didn't need. I was going shopping for no reason and was trying to fill a void. I was running up every credit card I owned to include Victoria's Secret, Military Star, Navy Federal, TJ Maxx, JCPenney, Macy's, USAA, and was only paying the minimum payments.”

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