The Blended Retirement System and Your Opt-In Decision: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

We are just shy of a month since the launch of the DoD's new Blended Retirement System (BRS). Now, it's time for Active Component Service members with fewer than 12 years since their Pay Entry Base Date, and Reserve Component Service members who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of December 31, 2017 … Continue reading The Blended Retirement System and Your Opt-In Decision: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Your Road to Financial Freedom: Easy steps you can execute this weekend!

Happy Saturday! Another week has mercifully ended and now that you've gotten (hopefully) and good night of rest, I want to take this opportunity to discuss a critically important topic...your road to financial freedom! I wish I could jump in a time machine and go back to 2011 and tell you to buy as many … Continue reading Your Road to Financial Freedom: Easy steps you can execute this weekend!

Supercharge Your Savings to Start 2018 and Help Raise $1000 for Charity

Recently I wrote a blog post about Robo Advisors and Auto-Saving Apps. One option in the auto-saving space that I personally recommend is Acorns. This service allows you to link any bank account, credit card or PayPal account you like and it rounds up all transactions to the next dollar and deposits that amount into … Continue reading Supercharge Your Savings to Start 2018 and Help Raise $1000 for Charity

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

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!