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Being a military family, we come across all kinds of hard ships. Moving every 3 years, being away from family and deployments are just a few parts of what makes military living a little uneasy at times. Of course we all make the choice to support our military member and live the life we do, but sometimes juggling all those things and making sure your budget is always on point easy.
I’m a Navy wife and I know first hand that as our family grew and finances got a little tighter it became even more essential that we make sure our money is doing what we need it to and going towards the things we need most. With the potential deployment of my spouse always hanging in the horizon, it’s essential we both have a routine and know how to manage our family’s finances.
Thankfully there are others out there who know just how big of a task this can be, especially if you don’t have all the right tools to do so. For this very reason McGraw Hill Financial and BBB Military Line have created the My Military & Money App! It’s like having a budget counselor right in your pocket, with you 24/7 giving military members the tools you need to successfully understand your financial situation and manage it as well. The app is free to download on any Android or IOS phone.
Besides budgeting help, the app can also shed light on questions regarding credit card use, managing debt, home buying, budgeting, savings, how to handle a deployment and much more! Using the training videos, app users can learn things such as how to make credit work for them, gain tips on getting out of and managing debt, and building a budget that works for them. In the toolbox section, users can find advice from the best on dealing with home buying, retirement and more.
The app also features an Action Center where app users can follow prompts to create a budget, reduction plan or savings plan. Lastly the app also gives users an enormous resource area, including websites where they can find even more help or financial services.
Created by veterans for veterans
I had the chance to be a part of a webinar with the creators of the My Military and Money App. Not only are two of them veterans, but they are all financial advisers. They know first hand what it’s like to have to deal with finances in the military and I love that the app has a personal meaning to each of them. They want nothing more to make sure our military families are able to live a financially sound life and be able to focus on other things. I’ve set up a budget for our family using the app and it’s been incredibly helpful! It will even work with my phone’s calender to remind me each month to set up a new monthly budget. It really is like having a financial adviser right in my pocket!
If you or someone you know needs a little help with their monthly finances, I highly suggest taking a look at the My Military & Money App. You don’t need to be military to use it, just curious about how to make your financial situation a little less stressful!