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When will your 13 January 2017 Military Pay be deposited into your bank account?

13 January 2017 Military Pay

Don’t forget that you can find all the updated 2017 military pay charts here at Military.com. The first military payday of 2017 is coming up…


2017 USAA Military Pay Deposit Dates

2017 USAA Military Pay Deposit Dates

Don’t forget that you can find all the updated 2017 military pay charts here at Military.com. For information about the upcoming payday, see 13 January…


Involuntary Separation Pay

Involuntary Separation Pay

Just like the civilian world, military members don’t always get to remain in the service as long as they would like.   There are many…


When will your 30 December 2016 military pay show up in your bank account?

30 December 2016 Military Pay

Because 1 January is a holiday (and the weekend,) and 31 December falls on the weekend this year, the December end-of-month military payday is Friday,…


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Planning Ahead: It Makes Your Life Easier

Sometimes, I get involved in conversations that really make me wonder.  Take, for example,  conversation that I had a couple of weeks ago.  I was…



When will your 15 December 2016 military pay be available for you to spend?

15 December 2016 Military Pay

The last paycheck before Christmas is coming next week.  The 15 December 2016 military pay may be deposited into accounts on different days, depending on…


When will your 1 December 2016 military pay show up in your bank account?

1 December 2016 Military Pay

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend always brings a lot of questions about military payday. The next regular, active duty military payday is Thursday, 1 December 2016 –…


2017 Thrift Savings Plan Contribution Limits

2017 Thrift Savings Plan Contribution Limits

The IRS has announced the 2017 Thrift Savings Plan contribution limits. If you’re aggressively saving money in this fabulous tax-advantaged retirement savings plan, you’ll want…


A weekend and a holiday mean that your 15 November 2016 military pay may arrive several days before the actual payday.

15 November 2016 Military Pay

The next regular, active duty military payday is coming next Tuesday, 15 November 2016.  Tuesday paydays are particularly confusing because of the many different early…


Commissary Remote Location Sales

November Commissary Remote Location Sales

In November, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) has a full schedule of special sales at non-commissary locations.  DeCA calls these special sales Guard and Reserve…


How to rate a charity and be sure your contributions will be doing the most good.

How To Decide If A Charity Is Good

It’s Harvest for the Hungry week at my kids’ school, and they were talking about the benefits of donating cash versus donating actual food.  We…


November 2016 Military Pay

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 Military Pay

Tuesday paydays can be confusing, especially if you bank with Navy Federal Credit Union.  The next regular, active duty military payday is Tuesday, 1 November…


2017 Military Retirement COLA

2017 Military Retirement COLA

The 2017 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for military retirement and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be 0.3%. Yesterday, the Bureau…


When will your 14 October 2016 military pay show up in your bank account?

14 October 2016 Military Pay

It’s a week to the next military payday, Friday, 14 October 2016.  Friday paydays are usually pretty straightforward, as long as there isn’t a holiday…


3 Things To check On Your LES Every Month

3 Things To Check on Your LES Every Month

The military’s version of a “paycheck stub” is the Leave and Earnings Statement (LES).  LES are issued at the end of every month, usually about…


Government Shutdowns and Military Pay

Shutdowns and Military Pay: Fact or Fiction

As we review this week’s government shutdown threat, the comments have made one thing clear:  there’s a lot of confusion about how a government shutdown…


Government Shutdown Could Delay Military Pay

Government Shutdown Could Impact Military Pay

Update 29 September 2016:  Congress has passed, and the president has signed, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through 9 December 2016.  …