Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
April Deadlines Looming: #ASW2015 Designation of Excellence & #MSW2015 Reporting Survey, Financial Institution Awards#MSW2015 ASW2015
With more than 32,000 pledges and re-pledges and 700 participating organizations, Military Saves Week 2015 was the most successful to date, thanks to you! Please help us recognize your efforts during #MSW2015 by keeping track of these upcoming deadlines.
By Abigail C. Reid, Writer-Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
If you’re a millennial (born in or after 1982) in the military, you might encounter a number of financial challenges unique to your career path and age group. But as you face these challenges, one of your best opportunities to save for your future is with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Below are the answers to some questions you might have about participating in the TSP.
By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow
Deployment—before, during, and after—can be a stressful time to say the least! Thankfully, there are some benefits offered during deployments that can help offset the challenges, help you get ahead, and improve your financial readiness. Take a look at the following savings options, and plan to take advantage of them for your next deployment.
By FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Talking about money issues under normal conditions can be stressful. Talking about them while a servicemember is deployed to a remote location can be more so. The best remedy is to communicate regularly about household finances. That way there are no surprises or added headaches when orders arrive.
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate uniformed services members about the Roth Thrift Savings Plan.