Free Personal Finance App from Army OneSource and Military Saves

Money Matters Mobile appArmy OneSource, in partnership with Military Saves, has just introduced a nifty new personal finance app for smart phones.  I can’t try it out because I have a very dumb phone, but hopefully some of my readers can give us reviews.  The address to go to from your smart phone is  I’m pretty sure, based upon my previous experiences with Army OneSource, that non-Army folks should be able to use this service as well. Just imagine, checking out your spending plans as you make a purchase.  It’s fantastic! 

This new app is part of the Military Saves campaign, a Department of Defense collaboration to help military families save money, reduce debt, and enjoy the freedom that comes with financial stability.

Please, let me know how this works, and if non-Army folks can use it as well.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • I am a Navy Spouse- had no trouble registering because my husband works on an Army Base. When you register though, you must choose and installation, and from what I could see there were only Army ones listed.

    I haven’t had a chance to use it much- I am currently inputting my budget parameters. I’m not gonna lie- I gave up and am doing it on the computer because it was so tedious on my phone! (I have a Droid X).

  • I’m dating a Military man,he need’s his leave but i’m told that i have to pay for him to get it.and we want to talk on the phone,i’m told that i need to pay for that as well.can someone please tell me if this is right,i’m very confused about this and they want me to send the money threw Wesern Union or a money order.

    • Summer T.

      Sounds like someone is trying to pull a fast one on you. You don’t have to pay to take leave. It’s his leave he earned it. Doesn’t mean they have to approve it, but it’s his. Is he in basic training? Im not sure why you would have to pay to talk to him on the phone? He’s a soldier, he’s not in prison. He should have access to his cell unless he’s deployed, which is a totally different situation. And finally, I’ve been in the Army 5 years and have never heard of ANYONE from an Army installation asking a military spouse, girfriend, servicemember, anyone to send money Western Union. It sounds like some kind of scam. Be careful. I’m just curious, are you dating this military man in person or is he deloyed and you met online? No judgement, just curious because this sounds out of line.

  • They want you to pay for his leave? Call the installation hes at something doesn’t sound right about that and ask them why it needs to be western union call his base no one else