Retired military veteran checking his pay on a calculator

Retired Military Pay

By Phil Sheridan

If you weren’t thinking about retirement or other benefits when you enlisted in the military, that’s okay. You are still protected by one of the top three benefits of military…

Spouse filing taxes while partner is deployed

Filing Taxes When a Military Member Is Deployed

By Michael Knisley

You’re away from your family. Your living quarters aren’t exactly luxurious. You might not be getting the supplies, or even the information, you need. Safety is an issue. Peace of…

Military rep handing out a bonus check

Selective Retention Bonus (SRB)

By Robert Shaw

The selective retention bonus is the U.S. military’s take on an old Army recruiting poster. The twist is that Uncle Sam not only wants you but wants to keep you.…

Bank teller filling out information for a military customer

Best Banks and Credit Unions for the Military

By Sarah Brady

Service members and their families have unique financial needs. While most financial institutions might work just fine for you, military credit unions and banks go the extra mile. They offer…

Opening an envelope with a paycheck for military special pay

Special and Incentive Pay

By Maureen Milliken

Everyone in the military gets basic pay that is determined by their rank and length of service. But there are plenty of opportunities to make extra money. Military members of…

Journal that says "Cost of Living Adjustment" on the cover

COLA Military Retirement Pay

By Craig Richardson

Opting for a military career opens the door to a treasure trove of job perks, ranging from education benefits and health care to guaranteed housing loans and the regular income…

mypay military woman at computer

What Is myPay?

By Michael Knisley

MyPay is a website for the military community that centralizes the information and transactions involving an individual user’s military pay. The site provides an automated system available to most active…

Military Bonuses

Military Bonuses

By Craig Richardson

Not surprisingly, Uncle Sam has been having a tough time of late convincing young men and women to answer the call to serve their country. With the unemployment rate hovering…

Young man signing up for the military and receiving a bonus

Military Signing Bonus

By Michael Knisley

Uncle Sam Wants YOU! People of a certain age will remember those recruiting posters from the last century. Uncle Sam, representing the U.S. Armed Forces and wearing a top hat…

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USAA Military Pay Schedule

By Pat McManamon

If you’re in the military, you’re almost certainly living on a budget, so you’ve got payday etched in your brain. For servicemembers, payday usually falls on the 1st or 15th…