Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Brian Posten, Business Development Officer at Air Force FCU, USAF Senior Master Sergeant (retired)
At age eighteen, I realized I needed a major life change, and I knew hanging around where I grew up wasn’t the answer. So, in 1988, I joined the Air Force. My intention was to do four years and get out. When my four years were coming to a close, I realized military life was perfect for me. Adventure, discipline, education, and travel—not to mention, I also received a paycheck!
By Forrest Baumhover, EA, Westchase Financial Planning, Principle
Your military transition will be one of the most challenging events in your life. Whether you’re separating after your first enlistment or retiring after a 30-year career, there will be obstacles. Here are five things you can do to ensure you’re properly prepared for your transition.
By Madeline Daniels, America Saves Digital Communications Manager
Families sending children back to school in the fall plan to spend a record $917 per child, according to a new Rubicon survey. So why the high price tag? It turns out over a third of families’ budgets are expected to go to technology.
By Letty Stevens, AFC®, Military Saves Project Manager
A: Administration and Logistics
C: Command and Signal
Situation: Transitioning out of the military needs to be well-planned and executed. No matter your rank, occupational specialty or training, the process is not an easy one and it is not intuitive. You must have goals. One key goal is for you to be both financially and mentally prepared for the transition into civilian culture.
By FINRA Investor Education Foundation Staff
Millennials are the largest cohort in the U.S. workplace today. While millennials make up about 33 percent of the work force in the U.S., they constitute three-quarters of the service men and women in the military. Understanding the financial capability of millennials is an important step toward understanding the financial capability of the military in general.