#MSW19 Daily Theme: Save with a plan

Tammy G. Bruzon · 25 February 2019

#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save for the unexpected

Tammy G. Bruzon · 27 February 2019

#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save the easy way...automatically

Tammy G. Bruzon · 26 February 2019

#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save to retire

Tammy G. Bruzon · 28 February 2019

4 Things Military Parents Can Do to Prepare Their Children For Financial Success

Alecia Blair · 28 February 2017

4 Things to Do Now that Military Saves Week 2013 is Over

· 14 March 2013

4 Things Veterans and Service Members Need to Know When Buying a Home

· 01 March 2018

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Signs Memorandum Proclaiming Military Saves Week

· 05 November 2012

Challenge Yourself to Increase your Savings in 2018 by Saving Automatically

· 26 February 2018

Create a Good Habit this Military Saves Week: Pledge to Take Financial Action

Alecia Blair · 22 February 2017

Credit Unions Offer Seminars, Luncheons and More During Military Saves Week

· 27 February 2014

Download the #MSW2015 Digital Communication Resource Kit Today!

Alecia Blair · 28 January 2015

Emergency Savings

· 26 February 2018

Focus on One Reachable Goal for Military Saves Week

· 04 February 2014

Four Ways to Maximize Your Retirement through the Blended Retirement System

· 28 February 2018

Investing vs. Paying Off Debt

· 01 March 2018

Involve Your Kids this Military Saves Week!

· 13 February 2014

Make 2014 Your Year to Save

· 28 January 2014

Make Your Financial Goals SMART and Your Savings Systematic

· 25 February 2018

Making a Resolution to Save!

· 21 January 2014

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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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When You Start Small, Saving is Easy

When Attiyya first got married, she and her Marine husband had just graduated from college and were focused on paying off student loan debt. They had both attended private schools and had sizeable loans. Then three months after the wedding, the couple found out they were pregnant with their first child.

The first year of their marriage, says Attiyya, was a balancing act between paying down debt and saving for the future.

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