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. …
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.

Essentials

Survivor Finances and Legal – Essentials

While no actions can completely erase the pain you feel after losing a family member or loved one, getting your financial and legal affairs in order can be a small step in the right direction and can provide some peace of mind during this difficult time.

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Financing Your Child’s College Education

So, your child is ready for college — and you’re ready to support their education goals. Now you just need to figure out how to pay for it. Luckily, you’ll find lots of resources to help military families finance their children’s college, from saving plans to scholarships.

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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.
General

MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

Resources

Taxes – Resources

As a service member or eligible family member, you can take advantage of several resources and services that can make tax time easier. Tap into 100% free tax and financial counseling, secure online preparation and free tax filing, and information. …
Webinar

Matri-Money Money and Marriage

You and your spouse can talk about anything and everything – except for dollars and cents! Finances are often an emotionally-charged topic, and many couples avoid it altogether, which can lead to financial trouble. Join us to discuss. …
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”. …
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.

Essentials

Higher Education for Your Children – The Essentials

You want to support your child’s higher education goals. Military OneSource stands by your side with information and resources so you can support a child’s education. That, of course, includes paying for it. Military families have options when it comes to financing a child’s college education, including scholarships, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, education grants, loans and college savings programs. Your kids’ goals are as important as your own, and Military OneSource has your back for planning and paying for this milestone.

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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.

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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.