Originally Posted by Nords
Yup.* It's all the downsizing dying WWII veterans demographics.
The enlisted were probably more likely to pay their bills on time, too.
Navy Federal Credit Union used to only allow officers to join.* Except for their Yokosuka branch, where enlisted could join and then be eligible for all NFCU's services.* This created a slightly confusing situation when they transferred to other duty stations and continued to use NFCU for their money needs, especially if their enlisted shipmates had never been to Yoko.*
Eventually someone pointed out this stupidity flawed logic to NFCU-- probably in public at an annual meeting-- and the policy was changed.
Nords: Slightly off topic, but what the hell.
When I was in the "Crotch", there was no need to have a place to deposit money.
We got paid in cash every two weeks. Lined up at the pay table, and were handed our stash, and a common comment was "Don't spend it all in one place."
If you didn't smoke, or run into a real bad streak playing poker, you had a "fair chance" to make it to the next payday. Saving, you gotta be kidding.
All in all though, still consider it one of the best investments I ever made. (Competitive wise).