The Military Money Manual podcast is all about financial freedom while you serve in the military. Credit cards, travel hacking, investing in the TSP, financial independence, retiring early, military FIRE, maximizing military pay: we cover it all.
#7 Military Travel Hacking Questions #2
Learn more in the 100% free, 5 day, email based Ultimate Military Credit Cards Course.
Spencer and Jamie continue to answer frequently asked questions about military travel hacking.
Learn how to get your annual fee waived on the most popular card for military servicemembers, the Amex Platinum card for military.
Head to MilitaryMoneyManual.com to see the best credit card offers for military this month.
Cards mentioned in this episode include:
Amex Platinum Amex Gold Chase Sapphire Reserve Chase Sapphire Preferred Compare the Amex Platinum vs the Chase Sapphire Reserve or the Chase Sapphire Preferred vs the Chase Sappire Reserve.
Questions from this episode:
How to get military spouse annual fees waived on Amex and Chase military credit cards How to use the MLA database Spouse referral links Do contracted ROTC and military service academies (Air Force Academy, West Point Military Academy, Annapolis Naval Academy) get their Amex and Chase annual fees waived? The optimal order to open military credit cards in No annual fee cards to age your account Why you should open Chase cards before American Express Are credit card bonuses once per lifetime? What to do with your annual fee waived cards when you leave the military? What should you do if you get an Amex SCRA denial letter? Which credit card should you start with? Can you use points and miles to upgrade government purchased travel or hotels?
#6 Military Travel Hacking Questions #1
Learn more about military travel hacking in the Ultimate Military Credit Cards Course!
Questions we cover in this episode:
What is military travel hacking? Why do banks and credit card companies waive annual fees on credit cards for active duty, Title 10 Guard/Reserve, and military spouses? Do all banks and credit card companies do this? (Credit cards that waive annual fees for military) What about credit card debt? What about your credit score? Do miles and points have an expiration date?
#5 9 Principles to Achieve FI Series - 3 of 3
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#4 9 Principles to Achieve FI Series - 2 of 3
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#2 Thrift Savings Plan | Military TSP - Everything You Need to Know
Everything you need to know about the military Thrift Savings Plan. The TSP is one of the most under-utlizied military benefits. It's a fantastic "401k-ish" retirement savings account that allows you to unlock massive military tax advantages.
The Roth TSP allows you access the triple-tax benefit of military pay: tax free in, tax free growth, and tax free out in retirement.
Learn how much to contribute to your TSP to receive the full 5% BRS match.
#1 Jamie's Car Breaks Down, Four Seasons Lanai, and the New Book!
Check out the luxury Four Seasons Resort Lanai we stayed at using points from our Amex Platinum cards. The annual fee is waived for military servicemembers and their spouses!
Learn how to get your annual fees waived in my 100% free, 5 day course available at The Ultimate Military Credit Cards Course.
Great work by Spencer and Jamie
Excellent resource for all military service members. Cool podcast. Keep up the good work. Cannot wait to the next one!