The Military Wallet Recognized as Military Blogger of the Month presented by USAA

We are happy to announce that The Military Wallet was chosen as the June 2011 Military Blogger of the Month presented by USAA. USAA does a great job for our military and their family members and it is a great honor, and a wonderful surprise to be recognized by such a great financial institution.

What Is The Military Blogger of the Month presented by USAA?

USAA Military Blogger of the Month

Military Blogger of the Month presented by USAA

Each month, USAA identifies bloggers who “have gone above and beyond to advocate public financial health and provide military audiences with valuable, money tips, and support for troops and families.”  The award seeks to identify blogs that provide military audiences with valuable money tips in support of troops and their families. See the entire Press Release with the announcement on

About The Military Wallet. The goal of this website is to provide military members, veterans, and their families with information to help them improve their financial situation. This site was founded by Ryan Guina, a veteran of the USAF who started this site after his experiences in the military left him wanting a better resource for financial topics related to the military. He also runs a sister site the The Military Wallet – Cash Money Life, which is a financial website geared toward people of all walks of life, and includes tips on money management, small business, career topics, and reviews of financial products and services.

Ryan is no longer serving on active duty, but considers it a pleasure to continue serving the military community through The Military Wallet.

My experience with USAA*. I would be remiss to tell people how USAA has been a factor in my life. I have been a member of USAA for over a decade now, since I used USAA to insure my first vehicle while I was stationed overseas. I have been banking with them just as long and use USAA for a variety of financial services and insurance products. I am happy to recommend USAA products and services to everyone, but like all financial products and services, I recommend shopping around. For example, I used to insure my motorcycle with another company after I found much better rates (the USAA rep actually recommended I go with another company because she thought the other company would offer better rates – how is that for service!).

*sharing my experience with USAA was not a condition of this award.

Criteria for Military Blogger of the Month presented by USAA

The Military Blogger of the Month presented by USAA designation presented to individuals or organizations that:

  • Blog in support of military members and their families.
  • Help educate audiences about military benefits.
  • Demonstrate that they have military members’ best interests at heart by helping their audiences understand and aspire to financially healthy habits.
  • Pass along valuable financial news and tips that…
    • are based on research and the advice of Certified Financial Planners.™
    • give military members peace of mind.

It is an honor to have our site recognized as meeting these criteria.

Thanks to our servicemembers. This site would not exist without the men and women who have worn our uniform, or without those who love and support them. It is a pleasure to continue serving you and we look forward to continuing to bring you relevant content to help you improve your financial situation. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or comments and we will do our best to respond or point you in the right direction.

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Date published: June 3, 2011. Last updated: January 9, 2013.

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Ryan Guina is the founder and editor of this site. He is a writer, small business owner, and entrepreneur. He served over 6 years on active duty in the USAF and is currently serving in the IL Air National Guard. He also writes about money management, small business, and career topics at Cash Money Life. You can also see his profile on Google.


  1. says

    Way to go! I gotta say, I’m in the military, and while it seems that some of the older members know how to handle their money, a lot of these younger recruits who have never seen a paycheck like what they’re getting do nothing with it but live it up for years, thinking they’re on top of the world. It’s nice to see another military member blogging about finances.

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