Achieving financial security might be easier than you think especially with the help of Military OneSource. Learn some personal finance basics like how to pay down debt, manage a checking account, choose good investments and create a family budget. Read up on consumer rights and military savings programs. Discover ways to resolve debt and create a financial plan for every phase of your life. Military OneSource offers free services and resources so you can prepare for a secure future.
How to Create a Financial Plan for Every Phase of Life
A financial plan evaluates your current financial state, sets goals for your future and makes a concrete plan for financial freedom.
On Your Side: Military Financial Support
Service members and their families have access to substantial resources to save money and manage your expenses. Learn more about ways to save and protect your family’s financial health with the following programs:
Living Within Your Means
You can take control of your financial future today. Start small with a few simple changes to save more, spend less, and better manage your day-to-day finances.
Military Consumer Protection Month: Protect Yourself From Scammers
Military families are attractive targets for scammers because of their frequent relocations, steady paychecks, separation from family and friends as well as the stress of deployments.
25 Money-saving Tips for Military Families
Want to protect your hard-earned cash? Military discounts go a long way. Always ask retailers, restaurants, airlines, motels and other establishments, “Do you have a military discount?” Meanwhile, here are 25 other money-saving tips. Go ahead, wave your frugal flag.
How to Pay Down Your Holiday Debt
If you overspent during the holidays this year, it's time to get your finances back on track.
11 Calculators to Help You Scope Out Your Personal Finances
Buying a car or appliance? Applying for a loan? Paying off debt? Saving for college? Take more control of your personal finances. Military OneSource has assembled 11 calculators to show you how to pay off debt and help you better manage life's financial decisions.
Personal Financial Management Counseling Options
The Department of Defense offers a number of financial counseling options for you and your family to help plan and control your financial future.
The Military's A+ Financial Benefits to Protect Your Future
As a service member, you've earned financial benefits to help protect your future.
Budgeting Tips to Successfully Balance Your Budget
Learning to balance your budget is a necessary life skill. While it sounds like a chore, once you develop some sound budgeting strategies, you can enjoy the security it provides and build wealth. Plus, keeping sound finances is important for your security clearance.
Military Relief Organizations and Emergency Financial Help
If you’re having serious financial problems, your service relief organization may be able to help. Army Emergency Relief, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the Air Force Aid Society are here to help you weather financial emergencies.
Building a Solid Emergency Fund and Creating Financial Readiness
As a member of the military, you know to be prepared for anything. That’s why building and maintaining an emergency fund is key to financial readiness.
7 Small Steps to Jump-Start Your Savings
Saving takes the kind of discipline, time and a commitment that military families already have.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the New Blended Retirement System
Get your questions about the new Blended Retirement System answered.
How to Control Your Budget When Your Spouse Is Deployed
Your spouse’s deployment doesn’t need to throw your finances off track.
5 Tips for Using Credit Cards Overseas
Whether you're stationed out of the country or just traveling, plan to use your card wisely while overseas.
Preparing for Deployment by Setting Savings Goals
When you and your family are preparing for a deployment, set savings goals that will make the most of your special payments.
How to Reduce Your Dependency on Credit When You’re in the Military
Take control of your finances by reducing your debt.
9 Tips for Savvy Holiday Spending
Holidays mean spending, but you’ve got the discipline to keep it reined in this season.