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Military Predatory Lending: Check-Cashing Stores, Payday Lenders, Pawnshops, and Rent-To-Own

By Pat McManamon | January 12, 2022

It’s a sad and too-common sight just outside the U.S. military bases: A gauntlet of pawnshops and payday-loan shops alongside fast-food restaurants and liquor stores. These shops are anything but…

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How To Manage Debt For Active Duty Military, Veterans, & Their Families

By Tom Jackson | February 20, 2020

Joining the military means sacrifice. It shouldn’t mean you give up financial security and end up in debt. Unfortunately, service personnel often struggle more than civilians with paying bills. A…

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Military and Veteran Debt Relief

By Joey Johnston | August 13, 2019

Five Military Debt Relief Programs Members of the military have plenty to worry about when they are serving our country. The last thing they should have to worry about is…

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Military Saves: What Is it and How to Participate

By Tom Jackson | January 14, 2019

The stress of dealing with financial problems is a huge concern in the military and one of the reasons it is so involved in promoting “Military Saves.” Military Saves is…

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Use Your GI Bill Benefits To Help Pay For College

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

Do you remember the first time you ever sat down to talk to a recruiter? He or she probably told you about the benefits of joining the military. Your recruiter…

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Don’t Cash Out Your TSP

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

If you are thinking about cashing out your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) when you leave the uniformed service, think twice. Or maybe three times. You might be about to forsake…

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By George Morris | November 3, 2015

The Department of Defense (DoD) is working to alleviate the shortage of child care through a number of channels. Legislation has increased the number of spaces available over the past…

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Military Spouses and Credit Cards

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

We all know how important it is for military spouses to hold down the fort while their loved ones are serving our country.  However, those lucky enough to have the…

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Should Military Families Rent or Buy a Home?

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

For families on the move, deciding whether to rent or buy a home is a critical choice, from a financial and lifestyle perspective. For members of the military, it’s a…

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How To Save Money At Military Thrift Shops

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

Eleanor Davis can spot military spouses a mile away. They come in droves, looking for something to spruce up their quarters or for something pretty to wear to the Air…