#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

Tip of the Day

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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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Involving Kids in Family Finances

 

One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a good understanding of how money works as well as the importance of saving.

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Making Saving Automatic Leads to Personal Success

Ryan’s savings journey started when he was an active duty airman. Frequent deployments and temporary duty assignments gave him the opportunity to save. By the time he transitioned out of active duty, he had built up a healthy rainy-day fund and had started to aggressively save for retirement.

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