Here's a quick note about an upcoming social-media campaign that's already ramping up across the nation (and at military bases around the world). 27 February-March 4th is the annual Military Saves Week. (It's part of the 11th annual nation-wide America Saves week, which started in some regions as early as 2001.) It's an awareness … [Read more...] about America Saves week is coming!
USAA is cutting the rates on their new life insurance policies. Let me explain why in less than 1800 2000 words-- but it’s all good. I’ve learned a lot about insurance over the last 30 years, and it’s a necessary evil. We buy it to help ourselves (and our families) recover from disasters, and we only keep it as long as we need it. Everyone … [Read more...] about Lower Life Insurance Premiums From USAA
I've finally recovered from jet lag, my voice has returned to normal (from "Darth Vader"), and I'm caught up on sleep. Let's review USAA's answers to your biggest reader questions. DigitalMilEx is USAA's annual conference for military influencers. We're bloggers, personal-finance experts, and entrepreneurs. Many of us are veterans, and some … [Read more...] about USAA Provides Answers To The Most Important Member Questions
I’m invited to USAA DigitalMilEx Conference again! This year it’s next week (26-27 October) at a San Antonio hotel near their headquarters building. I’ve also been invited to a behind-the-scenes visit on the day before. Please give me your questions and comments-- either on this post or by the “Contact me” page or by e-mail (NordsNords [at] … [Read more...] about “What Happens At USAA’s DigitalMilEx”… We’ll Tell You About It.
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 benefits at the Military Money … [Read more...] about How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan
[Nords note: I'm in San Diego at the Sheraton Marina Hotel for Digital CoLab and FinCon16. If you're in the area then stop by for a free FinCon Wednesday evening 21 September at Your Money Meetup with Jason Vitug of Phroogal. If you're not in the area then you can still follow the week's activities at #FinCon16.] First I wanted to … [Read more...] about USAA’s Digital Shift Is Saving Millions Of Dollars
I've heard from a reader a couple of times over the last few years. Here's their latest question: Hi Doug, I'd like to find a financial planner and see what course correction(s) we have to make based on our current finances. I will be officially retiring in five years but will supplement my military pension by working part-time. We have a … [Read more...] about How Do I Plan Our Finances For The Rest Of Our Lives?
It seemed like such a simple question: "How do I get a USAA Cashier's Check in a city where I don't have a bank account?" Our daughter's well into her plans to move off-campus. She's done a great job of house hunting & budgeting, and if her new roommates stick to their commitment then she'll save a lot of money on the college's room & … [Read more...] about How To Get A USAA Cashier’s Check
[Note: my condolences and sympathies to those of you digging out from Winter Storm Jonas. I grew up in Pittsburgh and was incarcerated at Annapolis for four winters, so I know how it feels. It's why I live in Hawaii now. There's a very good reason that the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Hawaii Visitors & Conventions Bureau work so hard at … [Read more...] about The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA
If you're at the Pro Bowl events next week, please stop by and say hello. I'm the 5'10" 190-pound middle-aged balding ponytailed surfer dude who'll probably be wearing sunglasses, surf shorts, & t-shirt. And SPF50 sunscreen in the middle of winter because, you know, Hawaii. Most of the tickets to the pre-game events were handed out to … [Read more...] about I’m Goin’ To The Pro Bowl With USAA!