You might have received the newest email from Navy Federal on how to improve your financial knowledge. Or, if you were like most people, might have ignored it or found its way into your spam folder. Whatever the case may be, let me tell you about it because it’s pretty darn cool.
Navy Federal Making Cents
Navy Federal has created a personal finance information portal called Making Cents. The purpose of the portal is to increase your financial IQ and help you get on track with your financial goals.
At first, I thought it was a marketing ploy and I was hesitant to click. But after my initial review of the website and functions, I was pleasantly surprised how robust it is. And, mildly jealous. The initial screen offers a menu of general but often searched personal finance topics. These include:
- Improve Finances
- Get out of Debt
- Manage Credit
- Get a Credit Card
- Buy a Car
- Buy a Home
- Pay for College
- Build Savings
Once you click on one or up to three of the eight options, additional questions are asked to pinpoint information specific to your needs. At any point, you can explore without having to click through the associated questions.
The additional question(s) were minimal and always gave you four choices. Once they have pinpointed the information specific to your needs, they provide you a “track recommendation.”
Based on your answers, here’s what you need to know to achieve your financial goals. Think of this as the starting line and Navy Federal as your coach – here to help every step of the way.
As you can see, the track is broken into sections and the amount of time to complete them is listed. Some consist of just reading, while others are videos. Some are a mix of both. The videos are well done and provide the information associated with the track recommendations.
Making Cents with Navy Federal is another tool that leaders and servicemembers can use to improve their financial savviness. This review was short but necessary to highlight the additional financial tools and resources available. I am not paid to advertise Navy Federal, but I do see the value this resource can provide. Take a gander at it and let me know what you think! Semper Fi.