Month: November 2017

The Blended Retirement System Roundup

The Blended Retirement System Roundup

At just over a month away, the Blended Retirement System (BRS) opt-in date is looming in front of us. From 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018, servicemembers with fewer than 12 years of service or Reservists with fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of […]

Plan. Choose. Give. Quick Thoughts on Charitable Donations

Plan. Choose. Give. Quick Thoughts on Charitable Donations

I talk a lot about how personal finance is personal. As we come upon this season of giving, I want to say that charitable giving is also personal. How much you give, when you give, and to whom you give is up to you. Whether […]

My Micro Investing Experiment: Three Real Life Examples

My Micro Investing Experiment: Three Real Life Examples

Micro Investing Trending right now among financial apps is the concept of micro saving or “round-up” savings apps. Open an account and the app’s robo-saver will add a few dollars a week into your savings account. Or you can have the app round-up the change […]

Four Awesome Things About the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Four Awesome Things About the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

The Awesomeness of the TSP The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a defined-contribution savings plan. English please. In plain language that means it’s a plan that both you and your employer can contribute to. How much you accumulate in your TSP will depend solely on […]