When you're in the military, managing your money is a different beast. From staying on top of finances while deployed overseas to figuring out how to make the most of military compensation and benefits, it can feel like complications are around every corner.
Just ask Peter Nguyen, a U.S. Army captain who's stationed in South Korea. When he was a newly commissioned officer just out of college, Nguyen faced $68,000 in debt that he and his wife had racked up in school.
Despite the challenges that came with repaying debt as an active-duty Army officer, Nguyen quickly paid off student loans and was free of this debt in just three years. Here's his journey.