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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

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· 05 March 2018

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· 11 February 2014

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Alecia Blair · 12 May 2015

Considering A Thrift Savings Plan Rollover? Consider This.

Alecia Blair · 23 December 2014

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· 18 July 2012

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Alecia Blair · 20 March 2015

Don't Go Holiday Shopping With Your Thrift Savings Plan

Alecia Blair · 13 December 2016

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Alecia Blair · 18 August 2015

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· 28 February 2018

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· 20 December 2012

How $100 Can Become $100,000

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· 30 May 2013

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· 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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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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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 Plan for Success

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.

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