Maintaining financial readiness is not easy for your young military family. There are many ways to spend money and make risky decisions, and not nearly as many ways to get smart on your personal finances — at least not without having to slog through dozens of pages of sleep-inducing material.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
The U.S. military offers incomparable benefits to those who choose to serve — paid health insurance and housing, job security, and tuition assistance to name a few — however, when it comes to financial planning, service members are left largely in the dark.