#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save to retire

Tammy G. Bruzon · 28 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

3 Things Generation Y Needs to Consider About Retirement

· 21 May 2013

4 Reasons to Contribute to the TSP — Despite Having a Military Pension

· 14 October 2014

5 Benefits of Paying Off a Mortgage Before Retirement

· 07 October 2013

5 Things to Do Now to Free Up More Cash for Retirement

· 25 July 2013

A Simple Guide to Planning For Retirement

Alecia Blair · 01 March 2017

Active Duty? Your Roth TSP Contributions May Stop Unless You Act

· 18 November 2014

Big changes coming to TSP Fund Lineup. Do you have the best fund for your situation?

Benjamin Moss · 24 June 2020

BRS: Should I stay or should I go?

Tammy G. Bruzon · 23 October 2018

Building a Six-Figure Savings While Enjoying Life

Benjamin Moss · 13 November 2020

Considering A Thrift Savings Plan Rollover? Consider This.

Alecia Blair · 23 December 2014

Contributing to the TSP: A Few Simple Steps

· 18 July 2012

Don’t Squander Your “Rollover Moment”

· 18 September 2013

Earned Education Benefits: A Part of Your Retirement Plan

· 02 October 2014

Financial Strategies by Generation

Alecia Blair · 08 July 2015

Financial Strategies by Generation (for Young, Middle Aged, and Older Adults)

· 07 October 2014

Five Reasons You Should Save for Retirement Now

· 27 March 2013

Four Reasons to Contribute to the TSP—Despite Having a Military Pension

Alecia Blair · 18 August 2015

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Living the Dream: This Military Couple Retired Early

“Continuous dedication to financial peace pays off,” shares military couple, Denise and Jim. They would know, because at ages 52 and 53, they are already retired. The couple enjoyed life as an Army family for 32 and a half years and started planning for retirement decades ago. Denise shares, “We are not working a paid job, but are volunteering and meeting some personal fitness goals and enjoying some time together after many years spent geographically apart. It can be done!”

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From Shopaholic to Saver

Many of us spend too much money on things we don’t need, but we don’t always know why. It’s easy to get a quick fix from retail therapy, but before we know it, our hard-earned money is gone. Oftentimes, when we engage in a “shopaholic” lifestyle or sporadic shopping sprees, we still experience feelings of emptiness, but to make it worse, we now have debt, too.

Khanmany was a shopaholic who turned everything around. She is active duty Navy and shares, “I was spending too much on things I didn't need. I was going shopping for no reason and was trying to fill a void. I was running up every credit card I owned to include Victoria's Secret, Military Star, Navy Federal, TJ Maxx, JCPenney, Macy's, USAA, and was only paying the minimum payments.”

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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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