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

· 14 October 2014

Active Duty? Act Now or Your Roth TSP Contributions May Stop

Alecia Blair · 13 January 2015

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

· 18 November 2014

Basic Training Tips to Help Service Members Invest Wisely

· 05 March 2018

Changing Where You Stay? Make the Change to Your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Account in myPay

· 11 February 2014

Changing Where You Stay? Update Your TSP Account In MyPay

Alecia Blair · 12 May 2015

Considering A Thrift Savings Plan Rollover? Consider This.

Alecia Blair · 23 December 2014

Contributing to the TSP: A Few Simple Steps

· 18 July 2012

Deployment: More Reasons to Save, and More Options Too!

Alecia Blair · 20 March 2015

Don't Go Holiday Shopping With Your Thrift Savings Plan

Alecia Blair · 13 December 2016

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

Alecia Blair · 18 August 2015

Four Ways to Maximize Your Retirement through the Blended Retirement System

· 28 February 2018

Get Rich Slow: Maximizing Your Retirement in 2013

· 20 December 2012

How $100 Can Become $100,000

Alecia Blair · 20 April 2015

How to Make Sense of the "Alphabet Soup" of Retirement Savings Options

· 30 May 2013

How to Plan for Your Future When You're Already Behind

· 27 December 2012

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

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

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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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Setting a Goal Leads to Success

Growing up, Marisa’s dad had always talked about saving first, but she said she didn’t really internalize it until much later. “I was drifting along with no plan, carrying a little bit of revolving debt, saving some money here and there, but without a real plan for it.”

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How Smart Financial Decisions Can Create Opportunities 

Written by Stephen Ross, America Saves Program Coordinator | November 22, 2019

Of the many stories Military Saves shares, most describe how someone was in dire straits financially and worked their way out of it with the help of Military Saves. This time we want to highlight a different kind of story. This is a story about how responsible financial decisions can build on one another to create opportunities you thought only the super-rich enjoy.

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