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The Final Month to Opt-In to the Blended Retirement System is Here.

The Final Month to Opt-In to the Blended Retirement System is Here.

This post is sponsored by USAA as part of the military personal finance bloggers #BRSBlitz education campaign. The Final Month to Opt-In to the Blended Retirement System is Here. On Jan. 1, 2018, the military retirement system changed to the Blended Retirement System (BRS). It […]

New! 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

New! 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Great news for savers and those who wannabe better savers. The IRS announced that retirement plan contribution limits are increasing for 2019. Maybe you are not even close to the annual limits on your retirement savings plans. Or, maybe you consistently max them out. Whatever […]

Rookie Money Mistakes of a Newlywed Military Couple

Rookie Money Mistakes of a Newlywed Military Couple

Rookie Money Mistakes of a Newlywed Military Couple When my husband and I got married we combined our two separate lives into one. We were DINKs (Dual Income No Kids) with stable jobs, nice salaries, and no credit card debt. Neither of us had any […]

5 Ways to Budget for the Holidays

5 Ways to Budget for the Holidays

5 Ways to Budget for the Holidays Guest Post by Chloe N. Moore For the majority of us, the holidays are a season full of opportunities to connect with others and to demonstrate our appreciation for all of the important people in our lives. But […]

Four Awesome Things About the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Four Awesome Things About the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP): Four Reasons Why It’s Awesome The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a defined-contribution savings plan. A defined what?. In plain English, that means it’s a plan that both you and your employer can contribute to. How much you accumulate in […]

Seven Perfect Podcasts for Military Spouses

Seven Perfect Podcasts for Military Spouses

I’m currently loving these seven perfect podcasts for military spouses. There are thousands of podcasts out on the inter-webs right now and I love listening to and discovering new podcasts each week. I listen to everything from personal finance, how-tos, comedy, foreign languages, and even trashy […]

StreetShares Veteran Bonds: How I Earn 5% On My Cash

StreetShares Veteran Bonds: How I Earn 5% On My Cash

TL;DR: I Invest with StreetShares Veteran Bonds and Earn 5% interest This post may have affiliate links for StreetShares Veteran Bonds. Sales made through such links may result in a commission (at NO extra cost for you) but be assured I only mention products that I […]

How to Raise Money-Wise Military Kids

How to Raise Money-Wise Military Kids

Raising Money-Wise Military Kids Guest Post by Chloe N. Moore While all parents face the challenges associated with teaching their kids about money, military families face a distinct set of challenges in doing so. Military life brings with it more unknowns, especially for military kids. […]

Got Military Life Questions? My Military Blogger Friends Have Answers!

Got Military Life Questions? My Military Blogger Friends Have Answers!

My Favorite Military Blogger Friends Are Tackling Your MilLife Problems A few weeks ago I left my family in Italy and traveled half-way around the world to Orlando, FL. No, I wasn’t headed on a solo trip to DisneyWorld. I was on my way to […]

Insurance, How Much is Enough? …even if you already have SGLI

Insurance, How Much is Enough? …even if you already have SGLI

How much Insurance is Enough? …Even When You Already Have SGLI Guest Post by Kit Lancaster, CFP, AWMA Imagine if something happened to you or your spouse while training, on a deployment or driving across town to get the groceries. What would those that depend on […]