USAA will fork over more than $12 million to service members, retirees and veteran account holders as a result of a recent settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Military Times' Karen Jowers reported on Jan. 3.
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.
Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Doing fine but want to do better? Prepping for the zombie apocalypse? Whatever your financial goals, you’ll have a better chance of reaching them if you have a plan for your money.
U.S. Navy photo Petty Officer 2nd Class LaTunya Howard
Every year, U.S. military installations provide a dizzying array of classes, events, and projects during a period called “Military Saves Week” to help service members and their families learn how to manage their personal finances and attain long-term financial readiness.