American Express waives the annual fees on all their cards for active duty military servicemembers. This includes the $550/year AMEX Platinum. The company does this to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Military Lending Act (MLA).
Credit card companies are desperate for you to use their cards. Some of the welcome bonuses they offer are ridiculously high, easily surpassing $1000 of value. For military servicemembers and spouses, the benefits are even greater since annual fees are
My wife and I went to my annual family reunion in Georgia in July. Flying direct makes life so much more comfortable, so we booked two roundtrip Delta tickets Honolulu to Atlanta (HNL-ATL-HNL). The flights were DL836 and DL837. Next
Unfortunately for active duty military servicemember, as of 2019 Capital One DOES NOT waive annual fees if you open your account after starting active duty service. Capital One will only waive credit card annual fees if the account was opened
This is a guest post from Jules “Jay” Hurst, a Real Estate Agent in Washington, DC. Personally, I find real estate too stressful to own while on active duty and advise most military servicemembers to rent while on active duty.
The Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card is the best credit card for earning free night stays at all IHG hotels and resorts. You can earn 125,000 welcome bonus points after meeting minimum spend. The $89 annual fee is
How To Time The Market This is the story of 3 friends who each saved $200 per month and invested their money in a low cost S&P 500 index fund. Each one saved and invested over the last 40 years
I receive some great emails from readers frequently. This was one of my favorite to respond to. “W” is a young man enrolled in Army ROTC at a university in Florida. I wish I had reached out to personal finance
The following is a guest post from Katie Monsma, a Coast Guard spouse. As part of my Military Influencers Conference (MICDC) 2019 Spouse Ticket Sponsorship, I am publishing the best guest posts I received. One of the guest post authors
After PCSing to Hawaii I suddenly became very interested in Hawaiian Airlines! HA offers great inter-island flights, flights to the mainland, and even a direct flight to Boston (BOS) or New York (JFK) for those who want to get to
The following is a guest post from Robert Shaye, a Coast Guard veteran and spouse. Robert is now a CFP® professional with Fireside Finances. As part of my Military Influencers Conference (MICDC) 2019 Spouse Ticket Sponsorship, I am publishing the
The Chase Sapphire Preferred normally comes with a $95 annual fee. Thanks to the Chase Military Lending Act (MLA), this fee is 100% waived for military servicemembers. That means you can get this card, with all it’s benefits, and pay