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Military Retirement Pay & Pension Benefits (Explained)

Until recently, only career military personnel qualified for pensions. But everything changed in 2018. Thanks to the new blended retirement system, most service members qualify for some kind of benefit. But how does the new system work, and how does it affect lifers? Find out here.
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Joining the Military After High School – Benefits & Risks

Military service has long been a path for social and economic mobility for thousands of young American men and women. Service is both a...
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Best Investment Strategies & Accounts for Active-Duty Military Members

Military pay can’t make you rich, but it does provide excellent saving and investing opportunities, including some unavailable to civilians. By understanding how to take advantage of them, you can secure your future and potentially even retire young.
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Financial Protections and Support for Military Service Members & Veterans

In August 2018, the Trump administration moved to decrease key financial protections for military service members. The administration proposed weakening Department of Defense (DOD)...
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Life Insurance for Military Members – Death Gratuity & SGLI

Life insurance provides emergency money to see your family through in case you pass away. And if you or a loved one are in the military, you have options civilians don't. Here's what you need to know about these options and how to choose the best policy for you and your family.
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VA Streamline Refinance (IRRRL) – Benefits, Eligibility & How to Apply

Recently, we discovered the #1 financial perk for military families: the VA Home Loan Guaranty, commonly known as the VA loan program. It is...
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Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) – Complete Guide & Advice

Possibly one of the greatest benefits to U.S. government or military service is the Thrift Savings Plan. The Thrift Savings Plan (also known as...
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Should Military Families & Active Duty Members Buy a House or...

There is a great debate among active duty military regarding renting vs. buying a home. Because these military members may be called upon to deploy or...