So fellas, as you may know I ship out for boot camp on May 1st. I'll complete my infantry mos to ensure that i'll have the GI bill to use on my future child in the future, the real objective is counter-intel but thats not the point of this thread.
The question i have is that what financial strategies do y'all have for me so i dont trip and make stupid mistakes that i could have avoided otherwise.
My financial situation:
-Truck is paid for (parents) I pay for mods
-Enrolled at Clemson University. Going to be commissioned as an officer upon graduation.
-Getting a scholarship to pay for all my tuition upon return from basic/AIT so i will essentially have no debt besides the amount i've already aquired(5-6K) in student loans.
-I have the LIFE scholarship which is (2.5K/semester) that i'd be getting back in cash every semester
-The scholarship will be giving me a monthly stipend (350$)
-When i go to drill one weekend a month that'll be about (220$ish)
-I plan on living off campus as its cheaper and looking at getting a single bedroom/studio type place for around 375-400$ month without utilites and stuff.
So, What sorta stuff do i need to start doing to set myself up for success while and after college?
UPDATE: so fellas usaa is a great place indeed and I got 2 very important things done today
1.got a credit card (300$ limit/and it has a rewards program as well)
2. Set up a cornerstone moderate mutual fund. (50$/month) which is very reasonable for what I'm getting for my money's work.
Just wanted to do an update.