Webinar to Help Avoid Foreclosure

October 16, 2013 | Terry Howell

Announcement from the Making Home Affordable Program - Pennsylvania residents are encoured to join the U.S. Department of the Treasury for this live webinar discussing State and Federal Foreclosure … [Read more...]

Your First Line of Consumer Defense

July 17, 2013 | Terry Howell

Guest Blog By Holly Petraeus - After a lifetime of living and working with servicemembers, I know that the young men and women who volunteer to serve this nation are a resourceful group. … [Read more...]

2013 Retiree and Veteran COLA

January 01, 2013 | Terry Howell

By now military retirees, survivors and veterans should have seen a slight boost in compensation, military retirement pay, Social Security, and annuity programs in January  -- 1.7 percent for … [Read more...]

2013 BAH to Increase 3.8% on Average

December 17, 2012 | Terry Howell

Source: Department of Defense  The Department of Defense released today the 2013 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, which take effect Jan. 1, 2013. Overall rates will  increase an average … [Read more...]

USAA Transition Open House Events

October 16, 2012 | Terry Howell

Help with Transition Budgeting  - In an effort to help service members and their families who are preparing to deploy, PCS, or separate from the military, USAA Financial Centers near Fort Campbell, … [Read more...]

Help Dealing with the Money Side of Transition

October 09, 2012 | Terry Howell

In an effort to help service members and their families who are preparing to deploy, PCS, or separate from the military, USAA Financial Centers near Fort Campbell, Fort Bragg, and Camp Lejeune will be … [Read more...]

Group Fights to Save Commissaries

June 07, 2012 | Terry Howell

"The military resale system (commissary and exchange) is a 150-year-old benefit that provides millions of dollars in annual savings to military personnel and the federal government" -- Coalition to … [Read more...]

Access to New TSP Roth Delayed

May 04, 2012 | Terry Howell

According to a report in the Federal Times, servicemembers and federal civilians whose pay is handled by DFAS will have to wait to begin using the Thrift Savings Plan’s new Roth option. … [Read more...]

Did Banks Cheat Vets Out of Millions?

October 07, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

Some of the largest US banks are accused of defrauding veterans and taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and GMAC have been accused in a suit … [Read more...]

VA Home Loans – A No-Brainer

April 19, 2011 | Terry Howell

Having used the VA Home Loan Guaranty program several times, I thought it might be a good idea to share some things I have learned that could help you decide if a VA loan is right for you. The … [Read more...]

Where to Turn if Shutdown Happens

April 08, 2011 | Terry Howell

4/8/2011 UPDATE: In the event of a government shutdown, Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) and Marine Federal Credit Union (MFCU) have both offered to cover any gap in their member's military pay on … [Read more...]

Nasty Collection Agency Tricks

March 25, 2011 | Benjamin Krause

With Fed shutdowns and benefits in limbo, many veterans may have run-ins with a collection agency or two. Don’t be embarrassed. Here’s how to get your facts straight and avoid digging a deeper … [Read more...]