The Blended Retirement System – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and Why You Should Care

If you’re like me, you completed your mandated Blended Retirement System (affectionately known as BRS from here on out) CBT and found yourself saying, “Holy smokes, that CBT was educational AND surprisingly enjoyable!” Just kidding. Many of us likely took the approach of, yep, uh huh, I’m sticking with the traditional system…don’t care…can I possibly … Continue reading The Blended Retirement System – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and Why You Should Care

November Stock Pick ‘o the Month

The Canadian company Shopify (SHOP) is the tip of the spear when it comes to providing e-commerce business solutions to small and medium sized businesses. Shopify has been growing at a ridiculous pace with its recently announced 3rd Quarter revenue up 72% from 3Q16. Wall Street has taken notice too as SHOP is up nearly … Continue reading November Stock Pick ‘o the Month

Continuation Pay Rates Released

With the launch of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) right around the corner, 2018 Continuation Pay Rates are being released. All of the major branches other than the Air Force have reported their rates...all are offering Continuation Pay at 12 Years of Service (YOS) and at the minimum rate of 2.5X base pay (i.e. TSgt … Continue reading Continuation Pay Rates Released

Budget Hacks That Could Save You Some Serious Coin!

With the holidays right around the corner, it makes sense to take a look at our budgets for some inefficiencies where we can save some money every month. You're not going to be able to avoid all of the normal expenses that come with the holiday season, but if you can trim $50-100 month from … Continue reading Budget Hacks That Could Save You Some Serious Coin!

5 Things Every Servicemember Should Know About the Blended Retirement System

Those stacks of Benjamins pictured above represent the money you could be leaving on the table if you make the wrong choices or don't fully understand the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Here are the Top 5 things that every Servicemember should know about the BRS: The BRS goes in to effect on January 1, 2018. … Continue reading 5 Things Every Servicemember Should Know About the Blended Retirement System