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Military life is a journey and, at times, challenging. But we're here to help! MilLife Milestones offers financial checklists, information and resources for the big moments in your military life to help you make smart money moves.

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New Spouse

Money management is critically important for newly married couples. It is important to remember that communication is key.

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New Child

Welcoming a new child into your family is very exciting, but it also brings many changes, big and small. Click to learn more!

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Promotion

Congratulations on your spouse’s promotion! With your love and support, his or her hard work and dedication have paid off. Take the next step.

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TSP Vesting

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is one aspect of your service member’s retirement plan that can help your family save in a tax-advantaged way.

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Pre-Deployment

Deployment is a challenge when it comes to your financial planning. However, it may help strengthen your family's finances.

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Post-Deployment

We've compiled a list of resources to educate you about the financial implications of post-deployment to help you achieve your goals.

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PCS

We're here to help you navigate all the financial implications of your next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move.

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Continuation Pay

Continuation Pay (CP) is part of the military’s recent shift to the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Learn More!

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Transition

Is your spouse transitioning from military service into civilian life? Learn more about retirement and separation by clicking here.

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Recent Blogs

Spring Clean to Earn Some Green

May 16, 2022

Ah, spring! Days are getting longer, temperatures are rising, and for many, it is a time to renew and refresh. It is also a time to focus on the home front, literally. Maybe your yard needs some attention after the colder winter temperatures. Or maybe it’s time to open the windows and let in the…

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Celebrating MilSpouses and Community

May 2, 2022

Military spouses are the lifeblood of the military family. You wear many hats whether you’re home managing the household, pursuing your own career, or also serve in the military. For MilSpouse Appreciation 2022, we strive to praise and build this unique community. Strength comes through sharing personal experiences and lessons learned. Let’s face it, when…

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Inflation Hacks – Tips to Strengthen Your Budget

April 18, 2022

By now you’re likely feeling the impact of paying more at the grocery store and gas station. Are these increases starting to affect your daily decisions? If this is your experience, you are not alone. The force at work is called inflation. Inflation is a general increase in the overall price level of the goods…

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From Piggy Banks to Roth IRAs – A Phased Approach to Saving

April 12, 2022

Perhaps now more than ever it’s important to talk about smart money moves with your children. We’re all feeling the impact of the rising cost of goods and services – otherwise known as inflation. As families look to tighten the belt on their budgets, it’s a great opportunity to use this as a teaching moment.…

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Tax Prep – What You Need to Know

March 14, 2022

With the change in seasons, many are busy making summer travel plans. But don’t forget – there is an important deadline between now and then – April 18, the tax filing deadline. Whether you’re preparing your own taxes or seeking professional assistance, there’s some work to be done. Some COVID-era tax changes might also add…

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Financial Well-Being for Your Military Family

January 26, 2022

  Frequent moves, employment challenges, training exercises, deployments, living away from your support network. As a military spouse, it is likely you have had to navigate your way through some or all of these hurdles. You may even be going through a few right now. These experiences can be hard logistically and emotionally. They can…

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Prepare for Major Purchases

October 5, 2021

Big ticket items can come up at any time of the year. Some we can predict and plan for and others we don’t see coming. For those unexpected expenses, experts recommend having a separate cash account to cover emergencies. Ideally, you should have three to six months of living expenses set aside. If that seems…

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Taking Ownership of Your Budget While Owning a Pet

September 13, 2021

Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience for the entire family. A pet provides companionship throughout all types of life changes, including moving or deployment of a Service member. Families with children experience the benefit of owning a pet to help teach children about compassion and responsibility. But it also comes with a price…

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