The information on this page is provided by Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, which has provided financial services and personal loans to the men and women of the Armed Forces for nearly 30 years.
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Clearing Up the Clutter
The longer we stay in one spot, the more stuff we tend to accumulate and a lot of it winds up sitting around collecting dust. Having a strategy in place to clear up your clutter could help avoid headaches when it’s time to move or organize a garage sale.Watch Now
A Brief History of Unusual American Flags
You’re probably aware that the modern American flag wasn’t the first and only version. But there have been many different iterations throughout history you may not be familiar with – some more unique than others. Check out this video and accompanying infographic for a quick overview of the flags that stand out.Watch Now
Easy Ways to Save on Travel
Wondering where to go, how to get there, and how to sniff out deals along the way? From Space-A flights to free admission at national parks, there are plenty of ways for service members and their families to save.Read More
Military Appreciation Month Blog Roundup
May is designated National Military Appreciation Month and provides a unique opportunity to thank the men and women of the Armed Forces – past and present – for their service and dedication. To show our appreciation, we put together a list of helpful resources in a NMAM blog roundup.Learn More
Five Frugal Vacation Ideas for Military Families
Summer offers the perfect opportunity to break away from regular routines, pack up, and take off on an adventure. Here’s how you can get some R&R without breaking the bank.Learn More
Making the Most of Your Tax Return
Taking your financial future into account is sometimes difficult in the present. But even something as simple as a tax refund can be a springboard to financial security, so we explore seven ways to make that money work smarter.Read More
Pioneer Services recently partnered with Military Spouse Magazine to conduct a survey of active-duty spouses. Some of the results were quite eye opening, and also mirrored trends in the company’s financial literacy surveys conducted in 2014, 2015, and 2016. This Infographic highlights some of the key findings. See the Results
As the temperature soars in the dog days of summer, we have some tips that can help you beat the heat on the cheap.Read More
We take a look at five African American women who might not be featured in school history book, but left indelible legacies.Read More
Having a family pet can be incredibly rewarding, and even good for your health. Military families, however, have some unique challenges when it comes to pet ownership.Learn More Here
The lives that military kids lead are different than those in the civilian world, so we collected some links and info that can help.Read More
Sometimes, those who serve aren’t able to use their GI Bill benefits. Thankfully, there are ways to transfer those benefits to a family member.Learn More
Military balls, dining out and military holiday parties are part of our culture. Know the do’s and don’ts so you can feel at ease when dressed to the nines. Learn More Now
Are you a military spouse—the one who controls the finances while your spouse is deployed, handles frequent moves with resolve and acts as the support system for your military loved one? Good news: We’ve compiled some essential information, organized by topic, sure to help make your busy life a little bit easier to manage.
Spring is a great time to do some deep cleaning, and that includes sprucing up your finances. This blog shows you how to brighten up that budget and clean out your credit—and in less time than it’ll take you to tackle that mess in the garage.
Teaching kids smart money skills is a great way to set them up for a lifetime of financial success. This blog lists some fun ways for kids to learn those skills, broken down by their age range.
Sites like Netflix, Pandora, and Hulu offer streaming content online, but there’s a catch: you have to be in the United States to use them. So how do you access them if you’re overseas on deployment? A VPN might be the answer you’re looking for.
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