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Stick To The Program

This may seem painfully obvious, but let’s get one thing clear: If you don’t leave your retirement savings for retirement, well … you won’t be able to retire. Life is […]


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Just Say No To Investment Gurus and Hype

The market is always in motion. Every day, events around the world create upturns and downturns, and countless opportunities for pundits and “experts” and all kinds of random people fill […]



PCS Coming?

If you’ve just received your permanent change of station (PCS) orders, you’re likely experiencing a mix of emotions — excitement, fear, stress and more. While there’s no sure-fire way to […]


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Should You Buy or Rent with Your Next PCS?

Buying a house is a huge financial decision, and it’s even bigger for military families who could receive new PCS orders before the boxes are fully unpacked from the last […]


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Why Take Chances?

Okay, say you don’t want to take on risk or tie up your money in investments. You might be asking yourself: “Do I have to invest?” It’s a fair question, […]


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Dangerous Debt Behaviors

Using a credit card to pay for impulse purchases. Taking on debt without a realistic plan to pay it back. Losing track of how much you owe. Paying only the […]


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Isn’t Retirement, Like, For Old People?

You think you’ve got years and years (and years!) to deal with this (yawn!) retirement stuff, right? Wrong. If you want to make work optional one day, the time to […]


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How to Make Credit Cards Work

How to Make Credit Cards Work For You (Not Against You) For better or worse, credit cards are a big part of our society today. In fact, it’s how we’re […]


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How Will I Know If I’m Ready To Invest?

Investing is a wealth building strategy you should think about sooner rather than later. But it’s not for beginners. To get off on the right foot, get your financial house […]


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Why Should I Think About Credit?

Why Should I Think About Credit Right Now? Too often, people don’t worry about credit until they want something big. But when the day comes that you need a loan […]


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What’s My Raise Got to Do with It?

With regular pay increases built right into the military system, you’re gaining skills, moving through the ranks, and making bank. When raises start rolling in, it can be tempting to […]