Retirement

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 […]

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 […]

Hey Military Spouse: This is Why You Need to Understand the Blended Retirement System

Hey Military Spouse: This is Why You Need to Understand the Blended Retirement System

Hey Military Spouse, you’ve probably heard some buzz over the past few months about the new military retirement system aka the Blended Retirement System aka the BRS. If your servicemember has fewer than 12 years of service as of 1 January 2018, they will get […]

A Blended Retirement System Roundup

A Blended Retirement System Roundup

A Blended Retirement System Roundup – My Favorite Posts The Deadline is Upon Us! At just under a month away, the Blended Retirement System (BRS) FINAL opt-in date is looming in front of us. From now until 31 December 2018, servicemembers with fewer than 12 […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

High on my list of things I’m not currently concerned about is my future social security benefit.  I’m usually only thinking about it as I frown while viewing my paycheck and see the FICA-social security and FICA-Medicare tax deductions or when I hear politicians angrily […]

That One Time I Lost (and Found) $50,000

That One Time I Lost (and Found) $50,000

Retirement savings plans can sound like alphabet soup and with each PCS, I gained a new job and a new retirement savings plans; with another jumble of letters and numbers.  When I worked in the corporate world, I had had a 401(k) plan.  When I […]

I Took the Blended Retirement System OPT-IN Training and This is What I learned

I Took the Blended Retirement System OPT-IN Training and This is What I learned

    I took the Blended Retirement System OPT-IN Training and this is What I learned: You may have heard a thing or two about the new Blended Retirement System.  I wanted to know more info, so I took the Blended Retirement System Opt-In Course.  Jealous?  […]