6 Simple Steps for a Mid-Year Financial Checkup

Laura Roler · 16 October 2017

9 Tips to Help You Pay off High Interest Debt

Katie Bryan · 16 October 2017

Are Unpaid Debts A Military Career-Killer?

Alecia Blair · 16 October 2017

Feeling Stressed? Help is at Hand

· 16 October 2017

Five Rules for Buying a House

Alecia Blair · 16 October 2017

Five Tips to Tackle Military Transition Challenges

Alecia Blair · 16 October 2017

How to Develop Your Deployment Financial Plan

Alecia Blair · 16 October 2017

How to Handle Financial Records

Laura Roler · 16 October 2017

Insulate Your Finances Against Seasonal Chills

Alecia Blair · 16 October 2017

Is it Time for a Financial Tune-up?

Laura Roler · 16 October 2017

Make 2016 an Olympic Year for Savings

Alecia Blair · 16 October 2017

Make Your Savings Automatic in Three Easy Steps

Alecia Blair · 16 October 2017

Map Out a Financially Fit New Year!

Alecia Blair · 16 October 2017

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A Plan for Success

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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Money on the Side

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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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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