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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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