by Lila Quintiliani, AFC®, Military Saves Program Manager
There are some drops in income that can be predicted (retirement, multiple kids in college) and then there are others that just blindside us (loss of a job, furlough). In cases like these, even large emergency funds may eventually run out. It’s important, however, to keep a level head and as much control over personal finances as possible given the circumstances.
Originally published by FINRA
Many of us can identify with the plight of the furloughed federal worker. That's because we have experienced economically stressful times at one or more points in our working life—and may again.
The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact:
By Andia Dinesen, Executive Vice President for Communications & Operations, Association of Military Banks of America
December 31, 2018 will be the last day, for those who are eligible, to opt-in to the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Knowing your options, understanding implications for your future, effects on your current budget, weighing pros and cons of staying on the Legacy (HIGH-3) or opting into BRS, should play a role in your decision. This is an important personal decision.