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How to Save for Your Child’s Education with a 529 Plan

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Written by Guest Blogger · 30 July 2014

The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Financial Resource Management Specialist, eXtension Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) & Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Saving for a child’s post-secondary education is an important financial goal for many military families. There are three ways that servicemembers can pay for college or post-secondary vocational/technical school costs:

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Earning Compound Interest

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 29 July 2014

There is a lot of talk about compound interest in the world of personal finance. It is a double-edged sword that can be your worst enemy – exponentially increasing the amount of debt you owe – or your very best friend, steadily growing the size of your savings or retirement account.  But do you know how it works?

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New Partner Resource Packet: Saving for College

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Written by Tammy Greynolds · 28 July 2014

The new Partner Resource Packet for the end of summer is out!

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The #FridayFive: Stories and Savings and Celebs - Oh My!

Written by Tammy Greynolds · 25 July 2014

Do you follow @AmericaSaves on Twitter? If not, you may have missed out on some great articles or blog posts from the past week related to personal finance, savings, or news from America Saves and its campaigns. ICYMI, we share with you each Friday the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.

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Veterans Financial Coalition Formed to Serve Financial Needs of Transitioning Veterans

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Written by April Crews · 23 July 2014

The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog.  Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

A new coalition to serve the needs of transitioning veterans was formed last month, and includes a partnership between five major consumer organizations including Military Saves and our coordinating organization Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The new Veterans Financial Coalition will work to improve the financial security of the nation’s growing veteran population as they return to civilian life.

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  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 23, 2013

    Tip to #Save: Pay off Credit Cards as Soon as Possible. http://ow.ly/pX9nu via @Bankrate

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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Starting Over

Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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