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New Guide Helps Military Families Take Control of their Finances

Forewords by Sylvia Kidd, Director, Family Programs, Association of the United States Army and U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Roger Stradley, (Ret), founder of USA Cares.

Pioneer Financial Services, Inc., a division of MidCountry Bank, has produced a guide to help families cope with the financial stresses of military life.

Drawn from more than 20 years of serving the unique financial needs of military families, the Military Spouse Finance Guide: Financial Advice for the Homefront, is a reference guide on the fundamentals of personal financial management.

The book provides real-world information and easy-to-implement solutions for those who want to effectively manage their family’s finances. With tips and examples that can be used throughout a person’s military and civilian life, the Military Spouse Financial Guide is a comprehensive look at how to control your money.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Budgeting
  • How to improve a credit score
  • Deployment finances
  • PCS finances
  • Debt management
  • And much more!

AUSA Family Programs has a limited number of copies to give to military family members at no cost. To request a copy, please contact AUSA Family Programs by email at or by telephone at 703-841-4300, ext. 151.

Copies of the book may be purchased through and A portion of the proceeds go to support AUSA Family Programs work on behalf of Army families.

Chapter Seven of the Military Spouse Financial Guide, “Dept Prioritization,” can be downloaded from the Pioneer Financial Services website:

About Pioneer Services:
Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, provides responsible financial services and education to members of the Armed Forces that enhance their quality of life and financial independence. For more than 20 years, Pioneer Services has been a leader in military lending. Through a network of offices and on the Internet, Pioneer Services offers loans, financial education programs, and supports military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships. Learn more at