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Military Consumer Protection Day

Make July 16 Matter – Guest Post by Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs. In case you haven’t heard, Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD)…


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Webinar to Help Avoid Foreclosure

Announcement from the Making Home Affordable Program – Pennsylvania residents are encoured to join the U.S. Department of the Treasury for this live webinar discussing…



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2013 Retiree and Veteran COLA

By now military retirees, survivors and veterans should have seen a slight boost in compensation, military retirement pay, Social Security, and annuity programs in January  —…



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USAA Transition Open House Events

Help with Transition Budgeting  – In an effort to help service members and their families who are preparing to deploy, PCS, or separate from the…




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Access to New TSP Roth Delayed

According to a report in the Federal Times, servicemembers and federal civilians whose pay is handled by DFAS will have to wait to begin using…



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VA Home Loans – A No-Brainer

With very few “no-downpayment” mortgage options around that offer lower associated fees, using your VA Home Loan benefit seems like a no-brainer – as long as the red tape doesn’t scare you.


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Where to Turn if Shutdown Happens

If the Fed shuts down, your first steps should be to contact your creditors and explain the situation and then contact your service branch’s relief organization. They can offer short-term loans to help bridge the gap without causing financial hardship.


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Nasty Collection Agency Tricks

With Fed shutdowns and benefits in limbo, many veterans may have run-ins with a collection agency or two. Don’t be embarrassed. Here’s how to get your…


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Bank Cuts Rates and Principle for Military

The Bof A plan, which will go into effect this April, will offer principle forgiveness – cutting the balance on home loans “to as low as 100 percent of the current market value.”


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Video Tax Tips:Combat Zone

Tax season can be especially tricky for military members, whether stationed in the U.S. or overseas. The latest Pentagon Channel tax tip is on Combat…


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2011 TSP Contribution Limit

The 2011 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions will remain $16,500, and TSP catch-up plan contribution limits will remain at $5,500.


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Video: More Tax Tips from DoD

Tax season can be especially tricky for military members, whether they are stationed in the U.S. or overseas. Here is the latest tax tip from the…