Benefits

Personal Finance – Benefits

As a service member, you’ve earned financial benefits like competitive pay and a compensation package to help protect your future. Take advantage of military benefits to shore up your personal finances – for both the short term and long. …
Resources

Personal Finance – Resources

Service members and their families have access to numerous resources to save money and manage expenses. Learn more about ways to save and protect your family’s financial health with the following. …
Article

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.
Essentials

Borrowing – The Essentials

Managing debt is a crucial part of financial responsibility. Too much debt can negatively impact your financial health and affect your credit score, making it difficult for you to make purchases in the future. Military OneSource provides smart strategies for recognizing the difference between good debt and bad debt, paying down your bills, reducing your dependency on credit cards and taking control of your personal finances.

Podcast

Get Back in the Black: Free Yourself From Holiday Debt

You may have heard people refer to their finances as in the black or in the red. Financial situations said to be “in the black” are in a positive state. While you may look good in red, your finances do not. “In the red”. …
General

Financial Tools and Services

Military OneSource makes it easy to connect with experts, access powerful financial tools and get proven, practical financial information and resources including military pay charts and calculators – all at no cost to you.

Article

Support for Financial Stresses Caused by COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak may affect many aspects of your military life, including financial readiness. If you and your family are experiencing challenges, the Department of Defense offers a number of services to help you take control and minimize financial distress.

Essentials

Protecting Your Finances – The Essentials

Millions of people fall victim to identity theft or financial scams each year, costing them money, time and aggravation. Don’t be one of them. Learn ways to protect your personal, military and financial data, and reduce your chances of getting swindled and slowing you down as you build financial security.

Podcast

Taking Control of Your Cash

You work hard for your pay, so how do you make it work hard for you? In this podcast, the Director of the Department of Defense’s Office of Personal Finance, Dave Julian, gives you the low-down, from why you should stash some of it away for. …
Article

Living on Your Military Paycheck

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.

Article

Person-Centered Planning

Person-center planning is a military-supported initiative to help individuals with disabilities direct their own lives — with options to plan housing, work, finances and more.

Article

Earn, Spend, Protect, Borrow, Save and Invest

During Military Consumer Month, and whenever you sit down to work on your financial goals, think through how you can maximize what you earn, spend wisely, protect your assets and be a savvy borrower, saver and investor.

The Military Families Learning Network

If you’re a service provider working with military families, check out the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN). The purpose of the Learning Network is to provide you with top-notch professional development at your desktop.

Article

Military Families, Plan Now to Reach Your Financial Goals

You have a unique vision of what you want the future to look like. Maybe you want to buy a home, send your children to college or you’re looking toward retirement. When it comes to planning for your “some-day” expenses, they become a lot more attainable if you start planning and saving early.