The Military Wallet: Helping the Military Community Manage Money
2023 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates
2023 Basic Allowance for Housing rates increased 12.1%, according to the Department of Defense. 2023 BAH rates will cover roughly 95% of housing costs (including rent and utilities) in over 300 military housing areas.
Use Your HSA as an Investment Vehicle: How to Maximize Your Health Savings Account Value
Did you know you can use your HSA as an investment vehicle? Your Health Savings Account has similar properties to an IRA. Tax-free contributions and tax-free growth. Learn how to invest in your HSA, including contribution …
Capital One Platinum Credit Card for Military Members
The Capital One Platinum Card is an excellent starter card for rebuilding your credit or if you have a limited credit history. The biggest advantage of this card over other similar offerings is that there are …
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VA Loan Entitlement Explained
VA entitlement refers to the dollar amount the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) guarantees on a VA loan. It represents the portion of the loan that the VA will repay to the lender if the borrower …
Military Discounts at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores currently offer a 10% military discount (up from 5%), called the Legendary Salute Discount. This Father’s Day, combine this discount with other offers. Here’s what you need to know.
VA Loan Spouse Requirements
The VA loan is a specialized mortgage program for veterans and active-duty service members. This unique loan offers numerous advantages such as no down payment requirement, lower interest rates, and more lenient credit standards compared to …
Understanding Your TRICARE West Options
Understanding what TRICARE West is and how it operates is essential to access benefits. Here’s what you need to know.
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2023 VA Service-Connected Disability Compensation Rate Tables
VA service-connected disability compensation rates increased by 8.7% in 2023, effective Dec 1, 2022. Here are the current VA disability compensation rate tables.
Types of Military Discharges – Understanding Discharge Ratings
There are many types of military discharges, including an honorable military discharge, general discharge, under other than honorable conditions, bad conduct discharge, dishonorable discharge, and entry-level separation. This guide explains the difference among these types of …
Home Depot Military Discount – How to Save 10% on Purchases at Home Depot
Home Depot offers a 10% military discount year round to military members, veterans and military spouses. The policy changed a bit in 2022. Here’s what you need to know about enrolling in the program, your virtual …
2023 IRS Tax Refund Schedule (2022 Tax Year): When Will I Receive My Tax Refund?
The IRS processes tax returns as it receives them. If you file your tax return electronically, the IRS will generaly process direct deposit refunds within 7-10 days of receiving your tax return, and process paper checks …