5 Steps to a Summer of Savings

Alecia Blair · 26 September 2017

Deploying? Review Your Finances

Alecia Blair · 26 September 2017

Leaving the Military: Why a Cash Stash is So Important

Laura Roler · 26 September 2017

Servicemembers: 5 Ways to Protect Your Home

Laura Roler · 26 September 2017

Set a Goal: Save for Emergencies

Laura Roler · 26 September 2017

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

Alecia Blair · 26 September 2017

The Great Transition…Isn’t Always So Great

Alecia Blair · 26 September 2017

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

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 Disciplined Approach to Saving

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.

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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.

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