Retirement



From The Mailbag: Continuation Pay Details

Updated 27 November 2017 to include 2018 Air Force Continuation pay amounts. One of the changes in the military’s Blended Retirement System (BRS) is the…


2018 Thrift Savings Plan Contribution Limits

The 2018 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contribution limits have been announced.  These tax-advantaged accounts have limits on the amount of money you can contribute.  This…




Use 1% To Turn The Tide

A sale can make even the most financially disciplined go weak in the knees. I’ve been there, seen it and lived it. Usually, it’s got…



Beware Of TSP Rollover and Buyout Scams

Any benefit or product related to the federal government is a popular target for scam-artists and perfectly-legal-but-not-quite-ethical companies to try to take advantage of people….




BRS Lump Sum: What’s That All About?

Today, JJ is sharing his space with Josh Andrews.  Josh is the Advice Director for Military Life in the USAA Enterprise Advice Group. He has primary…






What’s Your Savings Rate?

A common rule of thumb is that you should save 10% of your income.  For some that is impossible, for others the number is too…


From The Mailbag: New Wife SBP Coverage

The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is an excellent tool for providing income to the survivors of military retirees, but there are a lot of details….



Five Ways To Plan For The Inevitable

Let’s talk about death and disability. No, please keep reading. Through my 20-plus years in financial planning, I know most people don’t like to discuss…