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5 Insights on How New Recruits Can Navigate Military Benefits

Posted January 29, 2024

You raised your right hand and did solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. So, now what? Did you know that military enlisted personnel, on average, receive cash compensation higher than that of approximately 90%…

Get Smarter With Back To School Shopping

Posted January 29, 2024

In 2023, back-to-school spending is expected to drop for the first time in nine years, with consumers spending 10% less than usual amid inflation. Even as shoppers try to budget more carefully, back-to-school shopping expenses can add up quickly. So before heading out to the mall or getting online, consider…


Posted July 11, 2022

Retirement isn’t an “if” question, it is a “when” question. As an 18-year-old stepping off the bus for basic training in Fort Dix, New Jersey, the last thing on my mind was retirement! But to tell you the truth, if I had just followed a few simple retirement rules I…

What Veterans Need to Know About Financial Planning

Posted November 23, 2020

As an Army veteran, I was taught in the military that “planning is the art and science of understanding a situation, envisioning a desired future and laying out effective ways of bringing that future about.” Regardless of which branch of service you may have served, or what career path you’ve…

5 Steps to Get Rid of Your Debt in 2020

Posted January 3, 2020

According to a survey conducted by CreditCard.Com more than a third of Americans incurred debt over the holiday season. I have always said that you will have more money if you are earning interest on it instead of paying interest to someone else and the reason I always say it…

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