Career military families already budgeting for summer moves

| February 27, 2017

America’s career military families who expect a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) this summer are already putting their financial houses in order. Nine out of ten middle-class military families who expect to make a PCS this summer have already budgeted for the costs of their move, according to the latest findings of the First Command Financial Behaviors Index®.

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Interest in the Blended Retirement System

| February 24, 2017

Just weeks after the unveiling of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) Opt-in Course, interest in the new system is growing among opt-in eligible service members. The latest results of the First Command Financial Behaviors Index® reveal that 44 percent of middle-class military families say they want to opt in to the new system, rather than be grandfathered into the current system.

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How am I supposed to know how much life insurance I need?

| February 20, 2017

Life insurance is one of those topics most people find uncomfortable to discuss. As a result, they don’t. The problem is that this lack of communication too often leads to families relying on a couple of flawed methods to determine how much life insurance they need.

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Sequestration still has military families feeling uneasy

| February 17, 2017

Knowing the presidential transition would take place in January 2017, military families still expressed high levels of anxiety about sequestration in response to a December 2016 survey.

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Make your finances a powerful relationship enhancer

| February 13, 2017

Couples are often counseled to discuss their finances in order to ensure a happy relationship.  Certainly, money issues can be a significant source of stress in any relationship between spouses, parents and their children or even business partners. 

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Military families begin the year confident in their financial futures

| February 10, 2017

The year 2017 just might be a good year for military families and their finances. Not only did they receive their largest pay raise since 2010, but they ended the year optimistic about their financial futures.

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Hats Placed on Chairs During Retirement Ceremony

Career military showing heightened interest in new retirement benefit

| February 8, 2017

Support for the military’s Blended Retirement System is strengthening among America’s career service members, with two out of five families now expressing a desire to opt in to the new plan.

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Emergency savings for life in the military

| February 6, 2017

Type “emergency savings” into Google, and you’ll find hundreds of articles on the subject that all promote the same general message: you should save and maintain roughly 6 months’ worth of income for unexpected expenses.

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Closeup of Capitol Building in Washington DC

Rebuilding U.S. Armed Forces and a new Blended Retirement System course

| February 3, 2017

Rebuilding the Armed Forces

Defense Secretary Mattis distributed implementation guidance for budget directives in the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Rebuilding the U.S.

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