WASHINGTON (11/13/15)--Personal finance website MONEY recently named the CUNA- and league-sponsored aSmarterChoice.org, as one of the most valuable online finance tools for military members.
aSmarterChoice.org is an online resource for finding local credit unions.
Military-related credit unions make up 3% of all credit unions in the United States. However, they make up more than 20% of the top 100 credit unions by asset size and hold more than 20% of total credit union assets, according to 2014 numbers from the Defense Credit Union Council.
Military credit unions also have 18.4 million memberships among 47 states and 20 countries throughout the world.
aSmarterChoice.org, which “lets you search credit unions by military affinity,” according to MONEY, joined government-sponsored websites benefits.va.gov and consumerfinance.gov/cfpb on the list.
The former provides information on how to qualify for Veterans Affairs home loans and healthcare, while the latter provides links to a multitude of resources for veterans.
MONEY is a subsidiary of Time.com.