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Colorado Springs has much to appreciate on Veterans Day

This marks the 95th year that our nation celebrates Veterans Day, originally remembered as Armistice Day. It seems appropriate to think back to the early days of this commemoration as our nation continues to shrink its military forces to the lowest levels since before World War II. Despite the withdrawal of ground forces from Iraq,… Continue Reading Colorado Springs has much to appreciate on Veterans Day

Kent Fortune is vice president and general manager of USAA’s operations in Colorado Springs. He began his work at USAA in 1989 after graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree in business. He went on to work in other markets but returned to USAA about a year ago. Since… Continue Reading USAA’s Fortune overseeing insurance company’s growth

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USAA nabs No. 17 spot on Fortune list

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USAA has grabbed the No. 17 spot in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” edition. That’s quite a jump from the No. 45 spot it held last year. San-Antonio based USAA, which is a financial products and services company, also has offices in Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Tampa, Fla., and Norfolk, Va. Fortune’s ranking is… Continue Reading USAA nabs No. 17 spot on Fortune list

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USAA opens financial center

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USAA opened its first Colorado Springs Financial Center this week. The center is located at 1855 Telstar Drive inside the lobby of USAA’s Colorado Springs Campus. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. At the new center, members can open checking accounts and purchase… Continue Reading USAA opens financial center

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USAA adding 200 jobs

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Armed forces insurance provider USAA said today it will bring 200 jobs to Colorado Springs when it opens a financial services division in April. “Our mission is to facilitate the financial security of our members, the men and women of the U.S. armed forces and their families,” said Jim Salek, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Colorado… Continue Reading USAA adding 200 jobs

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USAA opens doors to all veterans

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After 87 years, USAA has opened its membership to all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who served honorably – regardless of their length of service. USAA started as an officer-only association during 1922, opening to enlisted personnel during 1996. The financial services provider has 7.3 million members and credits steady growth and operational capacity… Continue Reading USAA opens doors to all veterans

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Now you can rest in peace

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According to Bankrate.com, 57 percent of Americans don’t have a will. Pardon me, but having a will and creating a simple trust is essential to preserving one’s legacy. (This should not be an “aha” moment — but if it is, do yourself and your heirs a favor and make a will already.) Recently at The… Continue Reading Now you can rest in peace

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Since early 2008, consumers and businesses have become more aware of their financial excesses. Although it’s never too late to rein in one’s excesses, it is certainly overdue for many Americans. “I’ve seen a lot of people going back to basics in the last year and a half,” said June Walbert, certified financial planner practitioner… Continue Reading Best plan: Tackle your credit card debt, step by step

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