To provide military members – regardless of rank or financial background – the practical knowledge they need to leverage their resources and opportunities to achieve their financial goals.
Who We Are
This blog was founded by two Naval Academy graduates (Dan and AJ) who are tired of watching military members miss the awesome opportunities the military provides. We’re not immune to bad decisions and we want to share our screw ups with you. We are not experts in all matters of finance, but every article is thoroughly researched and we use nearly all of the products we recommend.
Put simply, we love this stuff, and we do all the research so that you don’t have to. We are motivated to achieve freedom financially and we know that the military has tons of options to make you financially successful. We want to share them with you.
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This site is independently owned and operated and all opinions expressed are our own. The views expressed on this site are those of the author and do not reflect the views or policies of the US Government or Department of Defense.
How We Make Money
We use affiliate links to products that we know and love. Affiliate links do not cost our visitors anything. Any outbound link on Money Gouge to another website may be an affiliate link. If a visitor clicks that link and a sale or sign up is generated for the merchant, we may be compensated if certain conditions are met. A lot of great products such as the TSP or Navy Federal Credit Union do not have affiliate links but are still recommended by us. We would like to get something for the time we put into this website, but strive to give service members the best tools to maximize their military income. We do not have ads on our website as they are inconsistent with our mission of providing high quality content. We donate 10% of our proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
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Did you notice we’re ad free? We’d like to keep it that way because we are tired of ads too! Using our links cost you nothing but helps us keep this site going. And it helps us donate to the Wounded Warrior Society too. So, if you like what we’re about, consider it your vote for our website! You can stay tuned by subscribing to our (spam free) email list too. We really do appreciate our audience. It has been humbling to interact with so many awesome people. We look forward to hearing from you, if we don’t have the answer we can sure point you to some who does.
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