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Starr Irvine Beach said the extra $1,000 will come in handy. Her husband is a budget-maker, she said, and she simply followed his plan to save the original $1,000 during the past year.

A stay-at-home mother of four children ages 5 to 17 won the $1,000 match from Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union in Clarksville, Tenn., during the $446 million credit union’s recent Military Saves Week. Participants who opened a Military Saves Challenge Save Certificate and put away $1,000 between Feb. 29 and Nov. 29 last year were entered into the drawing. Military Saves Week – set this year for Feb. 25-March 2 – is part of the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign.

Peter Westerman

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