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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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

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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Year-end Tax Planning for Military Families

October 6, 2022

  Subscribe To These Year-end Tax Ideas! Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just unsubscribe, unfollow, or quietly ignore the annual friend request we get from the IRS every year? But as effective as that might’ve been with the kid who sat next to you in 10th grade science class – taking that approach…

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How to Be Financially Prepared for Unexpected Events

September 6, 2022

As a military spouse, you’ve learned to adapt to change. Still, the unexpected — whether a broken-down car, job loss, emergency travel or natural disaster — can cause stress and add pressure to your finances. Fortunately, you can take proactive steps to lessen the impact unexpected events can cause. With September being National Preparedness Month,…

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5 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

August 2, 2022

The cost of this season preparing kids for school can add up quickly. With higher inflation, money does not go as far as it used to. Families are feeling these impacts firsthand when buying their students new clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies. To help avoid going into debt this summer from back-to-school…

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Renters Insurance – Protect the stuff you love and need

July 14, 2022

The phrase “home sweet home” takes on a different meaning when you’re a military spouse! Every move comes with decisions about living on-base or off-base, renting or owning, and choosing new schools. There is a lot to consider! One constant is the need to protect your stuff. For many military families, this means acquiring renters…

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What You Need to Know about Stock Market Volatility

June 27, 2022

We’re often told NOT to stick our heads in the sand when times get tough, right? Well, when it comes to market volatility, that might be one winning strategy! It’s possible to see a well-diversified portfolio recover if you exercise some patience. Sometimes people make investment decisions based on emotion, and this can lead to…

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