Moving? Uncle Sam Could Help Pick Up the Tab

  If you’ve ever moved, you know how quickly expenses can add up. Fortunately, Uncle Sam may be able to lighten your financial load by defraying some of the moving costs. “Moving and tax breaks are two subjects that most people would probably never put together,” says Scott Halliwell, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® practitioner at USAA. […]

Your Food Guide For Your Next PCS

Thank you to Bobbi Pack from MyMilitarySavings for these great tips! Well…here we go the end of the line has started…yes you guessed it we are officially 10 days out from the movers arriving at our door.  I am trying to get everything ready for the PCS, but there is only one small thing I am […]

Retirement Income and Financial Planning for Active-Duty Military

saving enough

  In return for 15, 20 or more years of patriotic service and sacrifice, active-duty service members enjoy a retirement income plan that’s among the very best in any occupation.   Retired pay, the military’s version of a pension plan, has three powerful features. It is:   Guaranteed for life. Adjusted annually for inflation. Available […]

7 Ways to Teach Teens to Manage Money

Roth TSP

  ‎ When it comes to money know-how, teenagers’ expertise is often limited to one particular aspect: spending it. This narrow knowledge won’t improve much without some help. “Financial literacy is an essential parental responsibility, right up there with food, clothing and shelter,” says JJ Montanaro, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional at USAA.   As […]

How to Have a Posh Easter on a Tight Budget

Thank you to Bobbi Pack from MyMilitarySavings for helping keep the bunny on a budget! I love Easter!…When it comes to getting the Easter basket together I wish I could spare no expense.  However, I am on a very tight budget and do not have unlimited funds to spend.  So, I set out with $20 […]

6 Ways to Get More Cash for Your Car

 Shopping for a new car can be a lot of fun. Your car-buying excitement may come to a screeching halt, however, when faced with the prospect of selling your old car. To get you motivated, we asked some car experts to explain how you can help simplify the process and get the most cash for […]