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Spend less than you earn. The idea sounds simple, yet 60% of Americans don’t, according to a national 2016 study on Financial Capability in the United States. That statistic may seem surprising, but considering almost half of us don’t follow a budget, maybe it’s to be expected.

Why is it so important to have a financial plan? For some goals, such as retirement, we don’t get a second chance to prepare. Life is always going to throw us curve balls, but if we have a plan, we can better navigate through uncertainty and challenges. When thinking about financial planning, we generally consider two life stages: the accumulation phase and the distribution phase. Within those sta...

Start Now - Save for Retirement

by User  Sean Scaturro USAA  |  03-14-2017

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Saving starts with creating a plan. It doesn’t need to be the most complex or sophisticated plan, but you need to address a few key things while building out your investment strategy...

If you were like me, your 2016 was crazy busy. With so much going on around the holidays, did you let a few year-end financial goals slip through the cracks? The good news is, December wasn’t your last chance to invest in an IRA. If that’s one of the things you forgot about, there is still time! Let’s look at why it’s important to invest in an IRA. Also, read to the end, and you will be rewarded w...

Financial readiness is critical to mission readiness - it all starts with a plan: Start Early, Start Small and Stay Committed. Military Saves Week is a great time to start.

4 Signs You Should Take the Pledge

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  02-21-2017

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Military/America Saves Week provides a fantastic opportunity to jump start your financial game. There are some definite signs you should consider taking The Saver's Pledge.

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