This post about The Military Money App is made possible as part of a sponsored conversation from the Motherhood. All opinions are 100% mine.
Several members of my family, my very best friends and numerous families from our school are military members. It really is eye-opening to see how much they all give and sacrifice to protect our freedom. They share so much of their lives with all of us that sometimes their own needs take a backseat. We’ve discussed at length some of the issues that they face like frequent moves, deployments and even securing the basics of everyday life. They face a lot of struggles and before I didn’t have anything that I could recommend that would address their very specific needs. It really pulled at my heart and I felt helpless.
Now, I have something in my arsenal to assist them without getting too much into their private financial issues. I learned about the My Military Money app and was wowed by all the things that it does to empower military finances. McGraw Hill Financial and the Better Business Bureau have teamed up to produce this website and a free app, My Military & Money, which features essential resources and tools to help military members make informed decisions about money.
My Military Money App Features
Crucial tools that help to create a credit card debt reduction plan, build a balanced budget and structure a savings plan.
An introductory video training series that covers Making Credit Work for You, Digging Out of Debt and Building a Better Budget.
Tips and information on a range of financial situations faced by service members like retirement, deployment and buying a house.
An optional reminder function that prompts you to revisit your financial plans each month.
Where Do I Download It?
Is The Information Secure?
No personal information is put into the app. You input all of the data yourself, so you can choose what personal information you want to plug in there. It’s not required to share bank account number, credit card numbers or social security numbers. The app isn’t meant to link to any particular account, but instead it’s purpose is for your own personal tracking. For example, for the “Credit Card Information” spot in tracking, you can put in the card name, not the card number.
What If I Don’t Have A Smartphone?
While you can’t access all of the app’s features, you can obtain many of the great tools, information and blog posts, on the My Military and Money website.
Is The App Only For Military Families?
It is not exclusive to the military. It is for military families and members, to the point that it’s populated with really strong resources that they can turn to. But in terms of how the calculators and money management tools work, those are very basic.They would be great tools for anyone looking to better their financial situation.
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I can think of so many families that would be grateful for the tools and resources that this app offers! Who will you share it with?