Money Matters for Military Families

Are you ready to
"take command"
of your financial future?
Money Management for Military Families at

Have you been searching for a one-stop website where you can find no-hype, no-nonsense information about money matters? Even better, how about one written specifically for military families, by someone who shares your military lifestyle? Then you're in the right place! was created especially for America’s military families, because, quite simply, YOUR MONEY MATTERS!

You'll find information about basic "Money Matters" that are important to every military family, like . . .
  • How to make that military paycheck go farther
  • How to easily pay off all your debt - on your current income!
  • How to legally eliminate your credit card debt on your own - without falling for a scam that just wants more of your money.
  • How to legally reduce your income taxes - significantly!
  • How to plan and save for your military retirement.

We finance E-1 and Up!We know that you're constantly bombarded by advertisements for military payday loans, military debt consolidation loans, "guaranteed financing for E-1 and up" by your friendly used-car lot just outside the gates, and other offers that are made to sound like great deals.

Unfortunately, most of those are scams designed to benefit the company offering them more than you and your family.

We also know you need someone knowledgeable to help you sort through the maze of information out there, and weed out those scams designed to separate you from your hard-earned money. We know military families don't have excess cash to waste on schemes and scams.

We'll help you sort those out, and provide you with the information you need to make wiser financial decisions to help you reach your goal of financial freedom and security.

Financial problems encountered by military families are somewhat different from those experienced by other families, simply as a result of the military lifestyle you've chosen (along with the choices Uncle Sam makes for you).

We've Walked a Mile (or Two) in Your Shoes

As a Navy wife, I've been in the same position as you, trying to make that military paycheck stretch far enough.

I've had to write letters to the landlord, utilities, and other creditors to explain that our payments would be late that month (and maybe next) because Congress was still engaged in partisan arguments over the Defense Authorization Act and we weren't getting paid because the Defense Department was "out of money" until it passed. And, as despicable as it is that our politicians feel it acceptable to use our service members and their families as pawns in their games, yes, that really happened.)

Later, as a Navy JAG attorney, I frequently counseled military families needing help with their financial issues.

Their money problems ranged from simple inexperience at creating and living within a budget, to being overwhelmed by credit card debt, to being deliberately taken advantage of in financial transactions because they were military members.

And now, as the wife of a military retiree, I face the same issues you will face upon retirement. So I can help you navigate financial issues through all the phases of your military career and into retirement.

Businesses that prey on military members and their families are disgraceful. But they do exist. Sometimes what they do is illegal; sometimes it isn't. We'll help you learn how to spot them, and how to protect yourself.

The right kind of financial education will help you combat or avoid most financial problems. You'll be much less likely to be taken advantage of and further along the way to your goal of financial freedom if you take an active role by educating yourself about money matters.

So, are YOU ready to "take command" of your financial future?

Great! We're ready to help.

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