TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2015, Money Magazine listed the University of South Florida as the most veteran friendly college in the nation.
On January 25, 2016 VeteransPlus, a 501 (c)(3) financial education organization met with Leadership from the USF Veterans Services Program to preview a groundbreaking money management system for military and Veteran families. www.YellowRibbonCompass.org. The new technology, branded COMPASS includes features like transaction monitoring, budgets and interactive cash flow reporting. COMPASS is a FREE tool that helps save money by visualizing exactly what is spent every day, week, and month. Compass also provides an interactive calendar where users can set-up alerts on low balances and reminders for bills. Users can also track progress against their budget since COMPASS auto-categorizes expenses with 99% plus accuracy.
Spring 2016, VeteransPlus will launch The Yellow Ribbon Network, which will include COMPASS and other free programs to provide military members, Veterans and their families with options that support the development of good financial habits. "Thanks to a grant from the MetLife Foundation, these types of tools will be available to those who have fought to defend our right to be financially secure," said John Pickens III, Executive Director of VeteransPlus. USF Veterans Services Program Director, Larry Braue, Ed. D, US Army (Ret.) notes that USF Veterans Services Program is proud to work with VeteransPlus on the COMPASS program, not just because of their technically strong work, but more importantly, because of their deep understanding and commitment to the financial health of student Veterans and their families."
VeteransPlus is a nonprofit financial literacy organization devoted to improve the quality of life of those who have worn our nation's uniform and their families by providing unparalleled solutions that focus on financial security and support of pursuing their economic goals. To learn more, visit www.VeteransPlus.org
About the USF Veterans Services Program:
USF was the first university in the nation to implement the Department of Veterans Affairs VetSuccess on Campus program and continues to look for new ways to assist student veterans. USF's Office of Veterans Services is made up of veterans who assist nearly 2,000 student veterans and dependents with benefits processing, peer tutoring, and career/professional development.