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

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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Tackle the expenses of kids’ sports and activities!

August 30, 2021

Registration for fall sports and activities is in full swing! Kids’ activities can be pricey and add up quickly! Play offense and make plans to avoid blowing your budget. The key is to do your homework, ask good questions up front, and factor everything into your spending plan – even some extra laundry detergent for…

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New DoD Child Care Pilot Program Offers Options for Military Families

August 17, 2021

You just got orders for a permanent change of station (PCS). What do you do first? Do a quick search to see how long it takes to get to the nearest coffee drive-thru? Probably. But next, you start investigating schools and child-care options. You begin crowdsourcing on social media to learn all you can about…

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Plan For Vacation So Debt Doesn’t Follow You Home

August 5, 2021

Planning a vacation after a deployment? Learn how Joderle saves for their trips! Joderle, a MilSpouse from Grissom AFB, Indiana has done a great job planning ahead for their annual couple’s vacation. After her husband’s first deployment, she saved up and planned a surprise trip to Greece! Read more about some of her great tips…

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Guard Yourself Against Identity Thieves: Top Tips from MilSpouse Money Mission

July 16, 2021

Coffee shops, along with other public Wi-Fi network locations, can make you vulnerable to identity theft so use these tips to be vigilant and protect your personal information. Brittany, a MilSpouse from Fort Carson, Colorado discovered errors on her credit report during a credit check several years ago. At that point, she took advantage of…

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7 Warning Signs You May Be a Victim of ID Theft

July 9, 2021

Mariah, a MilSpouse from Camp Roberts, California was diligent about checking her financial accounts. One night she checked, and all was good. The next morning, there was a $300 fraudulent charge on her credit card from a shoe store. This literally happened overnight! Read more about her situation. Have you ever noticed an erroneous charge…

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Celebrate The “Why” of MilSpouse Money Mission

May 6, 2021

Adapt and use this sample blog to help spread the word about MilSpouse Money Mission. Let’s Celebrate Our “Why” May is a very special month for MilSpouse Money Mission. This month, we celebrate our “why” – our commitment to serving you, the amazing military spouse. A Mission to Serve MilSpouse Money Mission is marking one…

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