Financial & Legal
Managing money and legal affairs are part of mission readiness. Military OneSource provides strategies on consolidating and paying down debt, saving for retirement or college, investing for income growth and creating a financial plan that will lead to security. Explore estate planning and legal paperwork that protects you and your family from mishaps. And find out how MilTax, Military OneSource’s free tax services, can make quick work out of tax preparation and filing. Set financial and legal goals for your future by tapping into the information and resources available through Military OneSource.
How to Reduce Your Dependency on Credit When You’re in the Military
Take control of your finances by reducing your debt.
How to Pay Down Your Holiday Debt
If you overspent during the holidays this year, it's time to get your finances back on track.
Expanded Credit Protections for Service Members and Their Families
The Military Lending Act protects military families like yours from wrongful loan practices.
How to Create a Financial Plan for Every Phase of Life
A financial plan evaluates your current financial state, sets goals for your future and makes a concrete plan for financial freedom.
College Tuition and Taxes: What You Need to Know
Take advantage of tax savings if you are pursuing higher education. If you are a student or parent with an eye toward maximizing your tax deductions, make sure to connect with MilTax , Military OneSource tax services.
OCONUS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Locations
Service members and their families have earned something that few others have – easy access to free tax consultants and financial counselors with military expertise, along with secure online tax preparation and filing software.
Preparing for Deployment by Setting Savings Goals
When you and your family are preparing for a deployment, set savings goals that will make the most of your special payments.
Understanding Inheritance Issues
Inheriting money or property can be complex. Be prepared by understanding the basics and learning where you can get help.
Legal and Financial Considerations for Lesbian and Gay Service Members
Great strides have been made on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The following information will help you understand benefits and protections for lesbian and gay service members.
Caring for a Deployed Service Member's Child
Caring for a child of a deployed service member is an opportunity to serve the country in a unique way. Like everything, a little preparation and the right information will go a long way towards ensuring a smooth transition.
Getting a Tax Refund? Seven Budgeting Tips to Make It Count
Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. A tax refund is money you worked hard to earn last year and overpaid to the government. So, before you let it burn a hole in your pocket, think about putting it to better use.
7 Small Steps to Jump-Start Your Savings
Saving takes the kind of discipline, time and a commitment that military families already have.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
This year, take command of your taxes. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, provided through the Armed Forces Tax Council, provides coordinators for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Life Happens: Legal Assistance and Paperwork for Service Members and Families
You know the drill: paperwork comes with the military. It also comes into play for legal protections — in your professional and personal life.
Military Relief Organizations and Emergency Financial Help
If you’re having serious financial problems, your service relief organization may be able to help. Army Emergency Relief, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the Air Force Aid Society are here to help you weather financial emergencies.