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"Military Saves" Week 19-26 Feb

Last post Sat, Feb 25 2012 12:27 AM by Nords. 1 replies.
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  • Sat, Feb 18 2012 2:33 PM

    • Nords
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    "Military Saves" Week 19-26 Feb

    OK, the national title is actually "America Saves Week", but there's also a military version.

    The theme is doing the financial housekeeping that you've been putting off. Their motto is "Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically" (http://americasaves.org/blog/346-america-saves-week-february-19-26).

    I've also put up a few new links on that theme, starting with the Bogleheads wiki section on military finances (http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Military_finances).

    June Walbert from USAA's "Ask June" series put up a post on military money mistakes (http://www.militarymoney.com/PayBenefits/MilitaryPay/tabid/107/itemId/2711/Default.aspx).

    Terry Howell at Military.com summarizes the employer incentives behind the "Veteran's Job Corps" program (http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2012/02/vet-job-corps/).

    The rest of the post is at http://the-military-guide.com/2012/02/16/america-saves-week-is-coming/ .

    Officially Recognized Stretchpert in the Military Family Finances forum

    Author of the non-profit book written by military for military: The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement-- now on sale at Impact Publications. For more info see my profile.
  • Sat, Feb 25 2012 12:27 AM In reply to

    • Nords
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    Re: "Military Saves" Week 19-26 Feb

    Here's the end of "Military Saves" week:

    I added a post based on Kate Kashman's "Paycheck Chronicles" theme of "complete waste of money":

    http://the-military-guide.com/2012/02/22/a-complete-waste-of-money/

    Here's the short version, which admittedly is a very personally biased inventory:

    1. New vehicles.

    2. FuturaStone.

    3. Pool slides.

    4. E-readers.

    5. Cell phones.

    6. Newspapers & magazines.

    7. Low-voltage outdoor lights.

    8. Wrapping paper.

    9. Holiday cards, birthday cards, special event cards.

    10. Mailing boxes & envelopes.

    By the way Kate does an excellent Military.com column on military pay questions & issues:

    http://paycheck-chronicles.military.com/2012/01/19/ten-things-ive-bought-that-were-a-complete-waste-of-money/

    Here's her latest on the Roth TSP:

    http://paycheck-chronicles.military.com/2012/02/23/roth-tsp-its-coming/
    Officially Recognized Stretchpert in the Military Family Finances forum

    Author of the non-profit book written by military for military: The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement-- now on sale at Impact Publications. For more info see my profile.
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