J.J. Montanaro, USAA Certified Financial Planner
Financial Rule of Thumb: Create a Livable Budget
Budgets aren't exciting, but they are the responsible thing to do.
Financial Rule of Thumb: Get the Life Insurance You Need
How much is too much and how much is not enough?
Back to School: Finance 101
It's never too late to learn, especially about finances.
Financial Rule of Thumb: Maintain an Emergency Fund
Money set aside for those unexpected situations can keep you out of financial trouble.
How to Manage Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs
As changes in our health care system put more and more decisions in your hands, it's critical that you understand it.
Everything You Need to Know About Tricare Open Season
Tricare's first-ever open season lets you make changes to your insurance coverage
Buy LTCI and Protect Your Lifestyle
Buying LTCI can be complex...choose a financial planner to help you choose
Transition Finances: A New Beginning
Remember that leaving the military is a beginning, not an end.
Checking Up on Your Financial Well-Being
Answering a few questions could give you insight into where you stand financially.
4 Ways to Start Really Saving Today
Saving money is easy when you have a plan.
Think of Your PCS in a New Way
A permanent change of station can be more than just a move, it can be a new start.
8 Property Insurance Mistakes to Avoid
Doublecheck your coverage and the fine print so you aren't caught by surprise
6 Money Questions You Should Answer
Answering these questions help you lay the groundwork for financial security.
Military Couples and Money
Like any military operation, effective money management takes planning
Helping Your Teen Build Credit
Another lesson you need to pass on to your kids: how to use credit.
Most Popular Military News
The Air Force Just Dropped 80,000 Pounds of Bombs on Island 'Infested' with ISIS Fighters
The U.S.-led international coalition said it targeted ISIS militants on the island, located in the Salah ad Din Province.
VA May Be Forced to Pay Billions in Veterans' ER Bills After Court Ruling
The case marks the second time VA has been overruled on its interpretation of medical reimbursement policies.
Ammo Firm Unveils 6.8mm Cartridge for Army’s Next-Gen Squad Weapon
A Texas-based ammunition company recently unveiled its new 6.8mm cartridge.
America's Non-Nuclear Bomber Could Someday Carry Hypersonic Weapons
The Air Force has just proved that the B-1B Lancer bomber can be modified to hold more ordnance.
Montgomery and Dependent GI Bill Payments Are About to Increase
Here's how much GI Bill rates are going up.
Latest Military Videos
The events of 9/11 as they unfolded through actual audio.
Here’s what it looks like when USAFCENT F-15 and F-35 jets drop 36,000 Kg of bombs on a Daesh...
A B-2 Spirit assigned to Whiteman AFB, MO., received fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall over...
Lieutenant Justin Pacheco and Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Vicchiariello in support of search and rescue and humanitarian aid...
Construction crews continue work on the replacement of the legacy fence with a bollard style wall on the east...
The Story of Rick Rescorla, Vietnam Vet and 9/11 Hero
The late Army Col. Rick Rescorla acted heroically as a civilian in the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
December Trial for Former Green Beret Accused of Killing Bomb-Maker
A former U.S. Army commando will face a trial in December on allegations that he murdered a bomb-maker in Afghanistan.
Nominee to Lead Army: Deployment of Soldiers to Border Was a 'Lawful Order’
The Pentagon's support of Trump's effort to build sections of a wall on the southern U.S. border has angered many Democrats.
Acquitted Navy SEAL Sues Ex-Lawyers, Legal Nonprofit
The lawsuit filed in Texas by Petty Officer 1st Class Edward Gallagher claims his case was not defended properly.
USS Ramage Docks in Lebanon Amid Regional Tensions
The Navy destroyer stopped for a "one-day goodwill visit," a statement from the U.S. embassy said.
Air Force News
With B-1 Aging and B-21 Still Years Out, Air Force May Soon Have No Go-To Bomber
The U.S. is the only allied country that still flies bombers.
Former Air Force Chaplain Receives 30 Years for Molesting Altar Boy in 1990s
During a two-hour sentencing hearing, the former priest kept his head down as other victims spoke about their suffering.
Marine Corps News
Mental Competency in Question for Man Accused of Gunning Down Navy Corpsman
The deputy DA said the defendant, a former Marine, has a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Former Camp Pendleton Battalion Commander to Face Domestic Violence Charges
Lt. Col. Francisco Zavala, 43, is accused of assault, destruction of property, and making false official statements.
Man Who Plotted Lubbock Hotel Shooting Upset over Discharge from Military: Documents
He was upset he was considered "defective" by the military when he was discharged for his mental illness, court records show.
Coast Guard News
Wreckage from Fatal Boat Fire Taken to Naval Base Ventura County
A ship-tracking website shows the barge that transported the Conception in Port Hueneme.
Cruise Ship Carrying Sightseers Collides with World War II Destroyer Floating Museum
Guests on a sightseeing tour got to see what happens when a cruise ship collides with another boat, the USS Slater.
Coast Guard Seeks Info on Radio Hoaxer Announcing 'Nuclear Attack'
A Coast Guard detachment is asking for tips that may help investigators track down a person making fake "mayday" calls.