How to Prepare for Getting Caught in the Middle of the "Sandwich"

· 21 May 2013

I’m Still Young, Why Does Everyone Keep Bugging Me About Retirement?

· 16 September 2013

I’m Still Young, Why Does Everyone Keep Bugging Me About Retirement?

Alecia Blair · 18 June 2015

Is Roth Right for Me?

Alecia Blair · 03 March 2016

Know Your Limits: Contribution Limits and Your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Account

· 24 September 2013

Last Minute Advice for Generation Y

· 12 June 2013

Life After Retirement: Will You Have Enough?

Lila Quintiliani · 18 April 2019

Make 2016 an Olympic Year for Savings

Alecia Blair · 23 February 2016

Military and Mid-Career? It’s Never Too Late to Start Saving

Alecia Blair · 13 October 2015

Military Retirement and Your TSP

Alecia Blair · 04 August 2015

Military Saves Celebrates National Save for Retirement Week 2016 and You Should, Too!

Alecia Blair · 17 October 2016

Military Service Members "Immediate Actions" for Financial Success

Darlene Aderoju · 04 October 2018

Military? Millennial? Now is the Best Time to Contribute to Your TSP

Alecia Blair · 25 June 2015

my Social Security is your Social Security

· 12 May 2014

New Savings Theme: Retirement

· 16 September 2013

New Year's Saving Resolution #3: Save for Retirement

Alecia Blair · 08 January 2015

Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement?

· 17 September 2014

Planting Roots after a Military Retirement: Five Factors to Consider Now

· 18 September 2014

Retirement Dreaming

· 02 September 2013

Retirement Options for the Reserve Component

· 26 September 2014

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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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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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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