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.


New Spouse

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


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!



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.


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.



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



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



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


Continuation Pay

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


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 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

Spring into Action for Financial Success!

March 1, 2023

There’s nothing like spring! I love the renewal of the season, warmer weather, blooming flowers and (yes) getting to spring clean. Why do I love spring cleaning? When completed, I feel I’ve accomplished something and that makes me feel good. It reduces my stress and gives me a sense of control over my life —…

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Financial Considerations When Going Through a Divorce

March 1, 2023

It’s often a difficult decision to end a marriage. Or sometimes it may come as a surprise. Either way, it’s the end of a chapter, which can be a challenging transition. As with many challenges, it also offers the opportunity to persevere and prevail. Several years ago, I was facing a divorce. I had two…

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Talking Love and Money

February 1, 2023

Love. Communication. Money. Three of life’s essential ingredients. On this Valentine’s Day, consider connecting with your significant other in a meaningful way on these topics. Here’s what I like to do. Whether we go out to dinner or stay home for Valentine’s Day, I make a point of telling my husband what I love about…

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New Year, New Boost

January 3, 2023

It’s the time of year for new beginnings and making resolutions to become better. If improving your finances is also high on your list, I have some great news to share. This year, military families can look forward to some financial relief thanks to several new or expanded programs. The new boost to military families’…

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Discover a New MilSpouse Employment Resource

January 3, 2023

We are very excited to launch a new topic on our website – spouse employment! As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I’ve always found the new year to be a great time to commit to taking a step to build my — and my family’s — financial security. One way I boost my bottom line…

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Dinner and a Spreadsheet

December 1, 2022

At a glance, dinner and a spreadsheet may seem like an odd paring. Afterall, how many of you plan a date night to talk about money? Well, I’m here to say it’s something my husband and I do regularly, and for other MilSpouses — like Tate from Fort Benning, GA — it’s not so strange.…

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6 Tips to Avoid a Holiday Debt Hangover

October 25, 2022

The holidays are a great time for celebration and connection. With some good, advanced planning, I’ve found I can prepare for major purchases, spread the seasonal cheer and avoid a dreaded holiday debt hangover – all at the same time! Last year, the average consumer spent an estimated $1,000 on holiday-related shopping, according to the…

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Plan for Retirement as a Military Spouse

October 18, 2022

Why MilSpouses Should Save for Retirement The Defense Department offers eligible service members retirement benefits to prepare for their transition, but it’s also just as important for military spouses to plan for their own retirement. With frequent relocations and job changes, it is often difficult for military spouses to consistently save for retirement. Here are…

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