#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save for the unexpected

Tammy G. Bruzon · 27 February 2019

10 Money Tips for College Grads

· 27 August 2014

2017 Military Saves Survey: Unexpected expenses the top savings challenge

Lani Poblete · 12 October 2017

5 Money Saving Tips for a Rainy Day

· 12 September 2012

5 Reasons You Should Start Saving for Emergencies

· 21 November 2012

5 Ways to Start and Maintain an Emergency Fund

· 05 December 2013

Affected by the recent natural disasters? These resources can help.

Lani Poblete · 29 September 2017

Be Money Wise at Tax Time: 5 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

· 09 January 2014

Can Lack of Emergency Savings Lead to Mortgage Problems?

· 03 April 2013

Combat Changes in Your Paycheck with Battle-Hardened Transition and Emergency Funds

Alecia Blair · 25 April 2017

Emergency Fund - Budgeting for the Unexpected

· 20 April 2012

Emergency Savings

· 26 February 2018

Fall into Financial Preparedness & Consumer Identity Protection with These Resources

Alecia Blair · 25 October 2016

FINRA Survey Finds Military Has Strong Financial Capability, but Still Lack Emergency Planning

· 12 December 2013

Getting Ahead With Your Tax Refund

Alecia Blair · 22 December 2015

Have No Money to Spare? How You Can Build a Rainy Day Fund!

· 06 December 2012

Having a baby? Time to Start an Emergency Fund!

· 19 June 2014

How Emergency Savings Saved Me

· 23 October 2012

How to Avoid Stress When You Hit Life's Potholes: Get Your Emergency Fund Revved Up

· 18 September 2012

How to Expect the Unexpected

· 27 September 2012

Tip of the Day

  • Develop a long-term plan for financial readiness by creating financial goals and striving for milestones. Positive outcomes usually start with a goal and a vision. http://ow.ly/sCvQQ

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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

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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Setting a Goal Leads to Success

Growing up, Marisa’s dad had always talked about saving first, but she said she didn’t really internalize it until much later. “I was drifting along with no plan, carrying a little bit of revolving debt, saving some money here and there, but without a real plan for it.”

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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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