Essentials

Survivor Finances and Legal Affairs – Essentials

While nothing can take away your pain after the death of a loved one, having your financial and legal affairs in order can provide some peace of mind during this difficult time.

Resources

Personal Finance – Resources

Service members and their families have access to numerous resources to save money and manage expenses. Learn more about ways to save and protect your family’s financial health with the following. …
Podcast

Creating a Spending Plan

Creating a spending plan is an excellent way to stay on track to achieve your long-term financial goals. By taking control of your finances, you can provide peace of mind and financial security for you and your family, both now and well into the. …

Casualty Assistance – Coast Guard

This page includes information on casualty and family support services for the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard website offers links to guides explaining the Survivor Benefit Plan and Reserve Component. …
Article

Getting a Tax Refund? Seven Ways You Can Put it to Good Use

Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. It’s money you worked hard for and are entitled to get back from the government. As you decide what to do with your refund ─ whether you are looking to help secure you financial future or otherwise ─ consider these options.

Article

Living on Your Military Paycheck

You can take control of your financial future today. Start small with a few simple changes to save more, spend less, and better manage your day-to-day finances.

Money Matters Courses

Five courses outline the fundamentals of money management, motivating you to become financially savvy. Developed by financial experts who understand the military, the modules help service members and their families understand consumer credit,. …
Podcast

Safety and Emergency Considerations

Keep your family and your family member with special needs safe day to day, and learn to prepare for unforeseen emergencies. This session can help you create and exercise safety and emergency plans.
Article

Financial Readiness = Mission Readiness

The Financial Management Awareness Program is here to help you alleviate financial distress so you can be “Always Ready, Always There.”

Article

Your Deployment Plan for Staying Fiscally Fit

Deployment can impact a household budget. Your pay could change, or you could incur some unexpected expenses. With the right information and a little extra effort, you can stay fiscally fit during deployment and stay in command of your household budget. Follow these tips to achieve financial stability and health even while you’re gone.

Essentials

Blended Retirement System – The Essentials

Under the military’s new Blended Retirement System, about 85 percent of all active-duty and reserve service members will receive a retirement benefit, even if they don’t qualify for full retirement. That’s a big difference from the low numbers of service members today saving for retirement. Your future self will thank you if you begin saving even modestly today for your tomorrow. Recent changes make it easier to save for your future.

Article

Monitor Your Financial Health

Applying for a loan is a common first step toward buying a home, buying a car or going back to school. The application process itself can be stressful, and there’s nothing worse than hearing your loan application was denied. Even with a steady income and a good payment history, your loan application could be rejected because you already have too much debt.

Webinar

TSP in Blended Retirement System

The training will provide an overview of the Thrift Savings Plan’s role in the Blended Retirement System, Thrift Savings Plan contribution rules under the Blended Retirement System, Blended Retirement System opt-in eligibility, traditional vs.. …
Podcast

Financially Steady, Mission Ready.

Want to be financially fit and ready? This podcast discusses how by paying attention to eight areas, from maintaining good credit to participating in the Thrift Savings Plan and Savings Deposit Program.. …
Article

Save Money Every Day

As a new service member, you probably have financial pressures you’ve never faced before, such as paying rent or buying a car. And you’re beginning to make financial choices that can negatively or positively impact your future, such as paying off credit card debt.