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USAA Eliminates PCS And Deployment Discretionary Benefits
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USAA Eliminates PCS And Deployment Discretionary Benefits

I almost missed the announcement. It’s bland corporate text inside a box on my USAA Visa credit-card bill of 2 July. It’s the boilerplate you always ignore while you’re scrolling to find your new balance and checking your payment date: "Effective October 1, 2019, USAA Federal Savings Bank will be eliminating the ...

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USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions
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USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions

This was the best conference yet! For those who are just joining us, last month I polled people's questions about USAA's insurance and financial programs. I brought those issues to the Digital Military Experience with USAA's Communications team, other program managers, and several executives. But first, it's ...

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What Questions Should I Ask USAA At Digital MilEx?
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What Questions Should I Ask USAA At Digital MilEx?

  [Nords note:  if you're finding this post via a search engine, here's the followup post with USAA's responses: USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions]   It's almost that time of year again! The San Antonio summer is cooling off (a little) and on 19-20 September I'll be USAA's guest ...

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How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan
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How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan

Did you know that USAA offers newly commissioned officers a low-interest loan to help them start their career? This guest post on the USAA Career Starter Loan was written by Spencer, a company grade officer in the US Air Force. Spencer is documenting his journey to financial independence using his military pay and ...

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Using USAA’s Financial Readiness Score
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Using USAA’s Financial Readiness Score

It's been eight months since USAA launched their Financial Readiness Score service, and I took the opportunity for a followup interview. Susan Owens, the ‎AVP for Enterprise Advice Implementation, dug up the statistics and shared the insights that USAA will gradually roll into the new versions of the program. USAA ...

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How To Build Your Credit Score After Joining The Military
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How To Build Your Credit Score After Joining The Military

Over 3.3 million high school students graduated this year, and nearly two-thirds of them started college. Another 1.8 million college students are receiving their bachelor's degrees. Nearly 200,000 of all those young adults will join the military. They also have another new life project: building a credit score. A ...

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Career Assistance Program – AAFMAA Offers $4000 Loan
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Career Assistance Program – AAFMAA Offers $4000 Loan

Is the Army Air Force Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA), Career Assistance Program Loan (CAP) worth it? I’m going to have to say YES! Back in the day as a young Staff Sergeant I needed some extra cash during a tough financial period. I was introduced to AAFMAA by a fellow Soldier. He informed me that AAFMAA offered an ...

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Out Of Debt & Heading For Financial independence
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Out Of Debt & Heading For Financial independence

A reader writes: "After seeing a couple of your posts on the Mr. Money Mustache forum I checked out your book from the library and finished it in a day. It was great but I would love your opinion on what to do in my own situation. My spouse is a junior officer. We married nearly six years ago with significant debt. ...

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