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

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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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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