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The Military Money Expert®

Updated: March 23, 2021 In the military, we all know your finances must meet a higher standard. Your money is held to a different standard because most service members must hold a security clearance to perform...

There’s no better time to start saving for retirement than right now. And for U.S. service members the best way to do that is with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). But before you can even...

The underemployment and unemployment struggle for military couples is real! Military life makes it challenging for spouses to find or even want to maintain employment. Let’s be real when your spouse is gone all the...

There are two types of people in the military—those who move themselves and those who don't. It's a decision the military community faces every PCS season—to DITY or not. Now the choice to make money...

A spousal IRA is something every military spouse should know about. A milspouse's retirement savings usually comes second fiddle. I know this to be true from my financial coaching experience and from being a military...

Looking at your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) isn’t top of mind for most service members (or spouses). It’s a square filled with a bunch of blocks that quickly start to run together. But those...

Updated: 5 December 2020 When it comes to gift-giving, I think the perfect gifts are ones that are practical and don't break your budget. It's no fun when you get a gift you don't want or...

Christmas and the holidays are a magical time of the year. They're filled with family and traditions. It's a time to celebrate and remember. But let's be real, Christmastime is also a time of immense...