May 22, 2012
Struggles to set and control the federal budget are not new issues in America. Congress and the White House regularly look for ways to reduce spending throughout the federal government, and the Department of Defense is a frequent target for those looking to cut costs. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process is one of those attempts...
May 8, 2012
Our nation’s men and women in uniform draw the attention of the public all across the country and the world. In general, the recognition is positive and gracious, but sometimes the attention is predatory.
October 26, 2011
An easy way to to get your savings cushion started is with a high savings interest rate. Military and Civilian Federal Credit Union offers its members a great rate of 0.75% APY on savings accounts, so you hit the ground running toward your financial security. Savings Interest Rate Terms and Conditions To open a savings...
June 13, 2011
You may be lured by ads claiming to eliminate debt or credit problems quickly and easily. You can call a professional and pay them to wipe the slate clean, “guaranteed.” These proclamations of debt help sound promising, but are they legitimate? The Federal Trade Commission advises they’re most likely scams. When you’re in over your head, you are...
June 1, 2011
Posted in Articles
It seems like one of the most challenging things to do in this world is get a free credit score. You can easily find places that will offer access to your credit reports (individual or 3-in-1), but getting access to an official FICO score can be quite a challenge without paying an arm and a...
May 16, 2011
Getting the best 6-month CD rates is easy if you know where to look. Today, Eglin Federal Credit Union is offering a great rate of .70% APY on CDs with a term of six months. Only members of Eglin Federal Credit Union are eligible to open an account. The minimum deposit required is $2,500 and...
May 10, 2011
Members of the military have a special opportunity to earn outstanding CD rates from USAA Bank. Today, you could obtain a 24-month CD rate of 1.50% APY from this bank. Balances between $1,000 and $94,999 earn the specified rates. Special jumbo and super jumbo rates apply to larger balances. Please note that there may be...
May 6, 2011
Air Force Federal Credit Union has the goal of being “Your One Financial Partner,” which is why they’re currently offering an excellent 12 month CD rate of .85% APY. Only members of the credit union are eligible to open a CD account. Deposits of $1,000 to $24,999 will earn the advertised rate and balances of...
April 29, 2011
Earlier this year, JPMorgan Chase Bank admitted to overcharging thousands of military members and their families on their mortgages, and even erroneously foreclosing on more than a dozen families. The bank is now set to pay out over $26 million to settle the class action lawsuit that arose as a result. Rowles Family Fights Back These actions...
December 22, 2010
Posted in Mortgage Rates
In addition to providing standard fixed rate, adjustable, and jumbo rate mortgages, Pentagon Federal Credit Union adheres protocol designed to make it easier for veterans and current military personnel to purchase a home. The difference between a conventional mortgage loan, such as the types mentioned above, and a VA mortgage is that a conventional loan...