Military Financial Tips #1 Introduction

I have been an active duty Marine for the last 16 years. As I am nearing the end of my career I realized that I have been handing out a bunch of financial and real world advice to the Marines and service members that I work with.

Most of this advice are things I wish I new when I first joined such as budgeting/savings/investing planning, available base services and what real life application they have, and what it means to mature into a family man balancing new responsibilities and obligations to both family and country.

As part of a new series I am going to explore the unique challenges of being in the military and the great(possibly negative) financial benefits it provides.

Future topics will include:

  • Understanding your pay
  • Making a budget
  • Free base services
  • Base housing vs renting vs owning
  • Buying  car
  • “Special Military Financing”
  • Preparing for deployment

If you have any ideas, suggestion, or question feel free to leave them in the comments below!


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