Retirement

Confused about the New Military Retirement Plan? So are lots of other people!

From The Mailbag: New Military Retirement

One of the hot topics in military finance is the Blended Retirement System, the new military retirement system rolling out on 1 January 2018.  I’m…




What Is An IRA

What Is An IRA?

What Is an IRA? Before I answer this question, I’ll share another one that I’m asked frequently. “What are IRAs paying?” When someone asks me…





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…



Does divided retirement pay end after the military retiree dies?

From The Mailbag: Divided Retirement Pay

The division of military retirement pay in a divorce is a hot topic, and I always enjoy the comments that come after these posts.  Almost…





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…


National Retirement Security Week

National Retirement Security Week

This week, 16 through 22 October 2016, is National Retirement Security Week.  The purpose of designating this week is to encourage individuals to take a…



Are these military retiree events near you?

Military Retiree Events This Fall

Many thanks to my friend Doug Nordman, author of The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Early Retirement.  Because he’s a retiree, he sometimes gets…