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Protect yourself from buyer’s remorse

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This blog post is part of a series for National Consumer Protection Week When you buy something it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best deal – and that includes when military families, who are often targets for marketers, are making big financial decisions. Even though some companies might try to take advantage of […]

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Hit or myth?

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Sometimes people in the military have interesting beliefs about things that impact their finances. Sometimes they’re correct; sometimes they’re partially true; and sometimes they’re just flat wrong. Check out the statements below – hit or myth? “Shopping around for a loan will kill my credit score.” This one is a myth – sometimes. When you […]

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Tax time

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I know, you don’t have to file your taxes until April 15th (and if you’re in a combat zone you can delay even longer), but you may want to file as soon as you’re allowed – especially if you’re due a refund. So let’s talk taxes for a minute. First of all, if you don’t […]

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The next front? Student loan servicing and the cost to our men and women in uniform

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Today, I joined the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon to announce a report about the servicing obstacles that servicemembers face in paying off student loan debt. The report, “The Next Front? Student Loan Servicing and the Cost to Our Men and Women in Uniform,” shows that servicemembers are having a hard time accessing the […]

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