$51 for 2 Minutes: German Pay Phones Anger Troops
When Spe cialist Reynald Matias was heading to Afghanistan with his Army unit late last year, their chartered flight stopped to refuel at Leipzig-Halle Airport in Germany. During a brief layover, he called his wife in Tacoma, Wash., using his debit card on a pay phone in the terminal's troops-only transit lounge.
Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Veterans from Unscrupulous For-Profit Colleges
U.S. Sen. Al Franken has introduced legislation - the Military and Veterans Education Protection Act (MVEP) - to close a loophole that allows for-profit colleges to take advantage of American taxpayers and exploit our nation's service members and veterans.
DOD Spotlights Value of Financial Fitness
Citing the potentially devastating impact of financial issues on career and home life, officials are encouraging troops and their families to build financial fitness by kick-starting a savings plan and reducing their debt.
Tips and Support to Get Out from Under Your Debt Burden
A better credit score, less stress, and the financial freedom to keep more of your money for yourself-these are just a few of the benefits of paying down your debt. Reducing or eliminating debt also contributes to financial readiness, helping service members focus on the mission at hand instead of worrying about the finances at home. The sooner you address any debt issues, the better, so take control, make a plan, and get started on getting rid of your debt.
Top Military Money Mistakes
You've been fighting al-Qaeda and the Taliban for what seems like an eternity and doing it thousands of miles away. In exchange, the military provides a steady paycheck, fashionable clothes, and food and shelter. And, if you hang in there long enough, you stand to earn a pension -- for most, at the tender age of 40-something. You're set, right? Not so fast, Ranger Bob.
You have a good deal, but you have to keep up your end of the bargain, too, so all that goodness will continue and extend into your "old soldier" years.