How to Become a USAA Member Even If You Aren’t in the Military

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USAA is a fantastic financial institution with so many upsides, such as outstanding customer service and an unparalleled online platform.

I highly recommend you check them out for investments, insurance, or banking in general.

Unfortunately, USAA doesn’t do a stellar job of clarifying membership eligibility requirements. So I have taken the time to outline them here and provide my insight as a USAA member.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Equifax Data Breach

I run a cybersecurity operation for a multi-billion dollar financial institution. So, as you can guess, I spent a good portion of the last 24 hours researching and understanding the impact this breach had on our customers. I want to share (what I can) the results of that research with you. Most of which was confidential, and not pertinent to you, has been removed.

With that, please take a look and make sure to follow the instructions to check if you are impacted and to sign up for identity theft protection.

As a side note, if you are looking to protect yourself from a popular form of cyber-attack, please check out my other article on ransomware:

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August 2017 Net Worth Update: $468,294 (+$25,749)

So glad you could join me for my monthly net worth update! Why do we track net worth anyway? It’s just one factor in the grand scheme of things.

In order to become financially independent (and that’s my goal, peeps), I know that I’ll need multiple streams of easily-scalable, passive income.

I’m going to start tracking my passive income growth through another series of posts so be sure to check that out later this week.

So let’s get into how things for August:

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