These are my top recommended credit cards for this month. Some have $450-550 annual fees waived exclusively for US military personnel.

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Just a quick personal note on my progress towards paying off my student loan debt. This week my USAA Career Starter Loan went below $10,000! You can see the screenshot below.

I'm having trouble finding how much the loan grew to before I started making payments, but I believe it was around $26,800. That means I've made over $16,800 in payments since Dec 2010. I'm continuing to make payments of $750/month, which is $279 more than the $471 minimum payment.

At this rate, I should have the loan paid off by 1 Dec 2013. That will put me a full two years earlier than the scheduled pay off date! Very excited about this progress.

USAA Career Starter Loan Under $10k, Should Pay it Off in a Year

AMEX Platinum With NO Annual Fees for US Military

Military SCRA MLA AMEX Platinum

Military servicemembers and spouses can get the American Express Platinum with NO annual fees.  Pick up your military annual fee waived card here!

Learn more about the AMEX military fee waiver.

The AMEX Platinum offers:

  • $550 Annual Fee WAIVED for US Military (and spouses)!
  • 60,000 Membership Rewards Points welcome offer
  • $200 credit for Uber rides (or Uber Eats!) annually
  • $200 airline fee credit
  • Centurion Lounge and Priority Pass Airport Lounge Access
  • NO foreign transaction fees

These benefits make it my top recommend card.

If you already have an AMEX Platinum card, check out the other AMEX cards, Chase credit cards, and this month's top recommended credit card bonuses, most with no annual fees for US military personnel.

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