Today, I’m super-thrilled to announce that we’ll be including more voices here at The Paycheck Chronicles. Y’all have been patiently listening to me for almost 8 years straight, and it is time to have some diversity!
Our first new addition isn’t new to most of you. He’s been writing at Military.com for several years, and his name and face are familiar around the military personal finance scene.
Joseph “JJ” Montanaro is a financial planner with USAA’s Financial Planning Services and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional (CFP®). He is a native of Kansas City and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association.
Montanaro has more than twenty years of experience in the financial services industry as a financial planner and joined USAA in 2002. Before entering the financial services industry, he served in the US Army for six years on active duty and in 2009 he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.
JJ’s daily focus has been to help families realize their goals and his advice has appeared in numerous outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNNMoney.com and the New York Times. He writes monthly personal finance columns for Military Spouse Magazine and American Legion Magazine.
I have known JJ for years and I respect his thorough knowledge of military financial issues and his strong desire to help us all thrive. We’re lucky to have him!
JJ will be posting here pretty regularly, and he welcomes your questions. (It’s almost always more fun to answer a question than to guess what y’all might like to read!) You can send them to me, using the Ask Kate button on the right hand side of the page, or send them to me at KateKashman@usa.com.
Welcome, JJ! The Paycheck Chronicles is glad to have you!