MilLife Milestones

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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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Military Transition

Leaving military life can be exciting and challenging. Here’s what you need to know for a successful transition.

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Spouse Employment

Use these resources to plan for job success, whether you work for someone else or are self-employed.

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Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult process, but these resources can help you learn, grow and emerge feeling stronger.

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Military Retirement

Is your spouse retiring from military service? Learn more about the transition to civilian life by clicking here.

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Recent Blogs

How to Set Your Kids Up for Financial Success

April 1, 2024

During Month of the Military Child, we pause to recognize the sacrifices and highlight the resiliency of military children. As we celebrate their unique experiences, take a moment to consider how their exposure to big life events, like a PCS, impacts their understanding of financial well-being. The money lessons we teach our children while they’re…

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Stay Financially Fit for Summer Fun

March 1, 2024

Stay Financially Fit for Summer Fun It’s March, the time of year I start dreaming about warm beaches, longer days and vacation travel. I know I need to plan now for that getaway and other things summer brings like camps for kids, possible vacations and maybe even a PCS. Here are some planning resources that…

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5 Money Myths to Avoid This Year

January 1, 2024

There is a lot of financial advice out there that can help you build wealth and reach your financial goals. There’s also plenty of misinformation that can set you back. This month, I want to highlight five common money myths to avoid in the new year, as well as good advice you can take to…

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How to Maximize Retirement Savings

December 1, 2023

If someone offered you free money, would you take it? Of course you would! If your service member has a Thrift Savings Plan account or you have a 401(k) plan through your employer, you may qualify for “matching contributions” — money that the government or your employer kicks in when you contribute to your retirement…

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Upping Your Financial Fitness Can Improve Your Health

November 1, 2023

Improving financial fitness is more than a money matter — it can also help reduce the stressors that can negatively impact your physical and mental health. Research links financial stress to health conditions like high blood pressure, migraines, anxiety, sleeplessness, and depression. Money can’t buy happiness, but being in control of your finances goes a…

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Carve Out Time for Financial Planning

September 29, 2023

October is known for pumpkin spice lattes, changing leaves and sweater weather. It’s also Financial Planning Month — a perfect opportunity to take a holistic look at your money matters. So, before you start carving pumpkins this month, carve out time in your schedule to review your finances. Here’s a checklist to help you get…

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A Recipe to Protect Your Holiday Budget

September 1, 2023

You wouldn’t prepare your holiday meals without your favorite recipes, so start this season with a savings plan. Think of it as your very own recipe for financial success. It may seem early to be talking about the holidays, but as a mother and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, the best tip I can offer…

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Bonding, Shopping and Saving With Your MilKids

August 1, 2023

If you’re like me, I had thoughts of chilling my favorite beverage in preparation for the first day of school when my girls were younger. 😉 I was also thinking about all the money I’d have to spend getting my kiddos ready. Back-to-school shopping is so much more than buying pencils, notebooks and rulers. It’s…

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