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Military Families, Plan Now to Reach Your Financial Goals

You have a unique vision of what you want the future to look like. Maybe you want to buy a home, send your children to college or you’re looking toward retirement. When it comes to planning for your “some-day” expenses, they become a lot more attainable if you start planning and saving early.

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Personal Financial Management Counseling Options

The Department of Defense offers a number of financial counseling options for you and your family to help plan and control your financial future.

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How to Control Your Debt When You’re in the Military

Take control of your finances by gaining a better understanding of your debt and how to work toward paying off what you owe. Create a plan now and commit to your financial freedom.

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Financial Counseling Services for a Secure Future

Financial security at home helps you be more focused and mission ready. To help you be your best both financially and professionally, Military OneSource offers free financial counseling to service members and their families on issues such as budgeting, money management and debt reduction.

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Save for College With a 529 Plan

You’ve got the discipline to start saving early for your children’s education. The popular 529 plans are flexible, offer tax savings and are available in every state to start planning for college.

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Manage Your Money With a Spending Plan

Did you realize that if you have trouble managing your finances, your unit readiness will be affected? It’s true. Money problems affect not only your life, they also affect the lives of those in your unit. How? If you have financial problems, your job performance and your personal life will suffer and you could lose your security clearance. All of these factors directly affect unit readiness.

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About the Financial Management Awareness Program

Financial services, as referred to in the law, are defined as life insurance, casualty insurance and other insurance; investments in securities or financial instruments; banking, credit, loans, deferred payment plans, and mortgages.

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Getting a Tax Refund? Seven Ways You Can Put it to Good Use

Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. It’s money you worked hard for and are entitled to get back from the government. As you decide what to do with your refund ─ whether you are looking to help secure you financial future or otherwise ─ consider these options.

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Living on Your Military Paycheck

You can take control of your financial future today. Start small with a few simple changes to save more, spend less, and better manage your day-to-day finances.

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Your Deployment Plan for Staying Fiscally Fit

Deployment can impact a household budget. Your pay could change, or you could incur some unexpected expenses. With the right information and a little extra effort, you can stay fiscally fit during deployment and stay in command of your household budget. Follow these tips to achieve financial stability and health even while you’re gone.

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Monitor Your Financial Health

Applying for a loan is a common first step toward buying a home, buying a car or going back to school. The application process itself can be stressful, and there’s nothing worse than hearing your loan application was denied. Even with a steady income and a good payment history, your loan application could be rejected because you already have too much debt.

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Financial Readiness = Mission Readiness

The Financial Management Awareness Program is here to help you alleviate financial distress so you can be “Always Ready, Always There.”