Personal Finances

Consumers Don't Know Personal Finances

Gail Cunningham

When we were in school, an average or failing grade would have meant big trouble for us at home, often resulting in our parents putting us into "time-out" -- and that may be just what some fiscally irresponsible adults need. An NFCC survey allowed consumers to grade themselves on their knowledge of personal finance, and 34 percent -- more than 7... more

Troops Hit by Predatory Lender to Get Debt Relief

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Stars and Stripes | Jul 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday it had obtained nearly $100 million in debt relief for 17,000 consumers — primarily military servicemembers — who owed money to Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital, LLC, known collectively as Rome Finance. The bureau said the company promised troops and others tha... more

How Military Spouses Can Earn Extra Income

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Military.com

Work Remotely Recent research has shown that by 2020, nearly half of our workforce will be freelancers, contractors, or independent workers. Why not join that growing cohort? You can do freelance work or consulting for companies all over the globe. As independent workers, military spouses can earn extra income, set their own hours, and work ... more

It's Not Rocket Science: Save for Your Future

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USAA

Jobs reports blah blah, foreign markets blah blah, commodity prices blah blah, municipal bonds blah blah. If that's how you see investing news, don't fret. Wading into the sea of investments and markets information can be murky. Many beginning investors don't need to understand all the complicated details to decide how to save for the future.... more

3 Ways to Help Make the Most of Your 401(k)

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USAA

Help boost your retirement savings by following a few simple guidelines. You hear it over and over -- and that's because it's so important: Pay yourself first. You may be living paycheck to paycheck, but if you have the chance to participate in your employer's retirement plan, don't pass it up. The benefits of building your retirement savings ... more

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