Five Money Moves to Make By Your First Duty Station

Alecia Blair · 17 December 2017

Five Steps to Get Your Military Family Saving Now!

Alecia Blair · 17 December 2017

Managing Debt – By the Numbers

Alecia Blair · 17 December 2017

New Resource Packet Available: Managing Credit & Debt

Alecia Blair · 17 December 2017

Nine Tips to Help Manage Debt

Alecia Blair · 17 December 2017

Points to Ponder Before Taking on Debt

Alecia Blair · 17 December 2017

Tap Into the Power of Powerpay.org

Alecia Blair · 17 December 2017

The Ins and Outs of Credit Scores

Alecia Blair · 17 December 2017

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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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One That Almost Got Away

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?

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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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