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The Dangers of Payday Loans 
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Do You Pay Your Bills Late? 
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Think Before You Write a Bad Check 
You found that item you just have to have. Unfortunately, you don't have the money in your account to pay for it. Stop and think! Writing a bad check is illegal, it can lead to large fees, debt, jail, and even separation from the military.   More...

LOI and Bankruptcy: It Doesn't Have to Be You 
If you neglect to pay your bills on time, creditors can contact your command. This is normally done through a letter of indebtedness (LOI). Learn about the cause and effects of a LOI and what happens when you declare bankruptcy.   More...

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Absentee Voting Week Kicks Off Oct. 11 
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Boot Camp Virus Stopped 
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Earning a Degree, the Navy Way 
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