[Nords note: Im on Mainland travel through mid-July: Seattle, Norfolk, and Ocean City.
Ill update this post as DoD rolls out the changes.]
A reader asks an outstanding question:
Does it make sense to opt in to the militarys new Blended Retirement System in 2018?
One of our NCOs has a pessimistic view of the BRS, especially since theyre over 12 years of service and dont see how the BRS will benefit them. In fact, they dont see how it will benefit any servicemembers. I think the best way to decide whether theres a benefit or not is to actually show them numbers, via the calculator.
As a male military spouse, I know how important it is to stretch every dollar as far as I can for my military family. I'm always looking for tips on how to save money and I really appreciate money saving tips for the Military Family.
Here are some questions to think about:
Do you have an emergency fund? Are you saving enough money for retirement? Do you have a budget? How close are you to financial freedom?
Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for servicemembers and their families to assess their own saving status. Typically hundreds of organizations participate in the Week, reaching millions of people.
Here is a great opportunity to voice your concerns...or not. These surveys are very important for future generations of military families!
Survey open October 9th - November 12th