Every active duty member of the military with less than 12 years of service and any Reserve Component member who has less than 4,320 retirement points on Dec. 31, 2017 will be faced with an important financial decision in 2018: remain in the current retirement plan or opt into the BRS?
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One of the most significant changes to military pay and benefits in 70 years is about to become reality for America's career military families.
We've appeared in many publications and published several news releases to help you stay informed.
PLANADVISER (free registration required) - March 2, 2018
Investor's Business Daily - Jan. 26, 2018
Financial Advisor – Jan. 19, 2018
NextGen MilSpouse – Dec. 8, 2017
PLANADVISER (free registration required) – Dec. 7, 2017
Proceedings magazine (paid subscription required) – December 2017
Frontlines of Freedom – Nov. 25, 2017
NextGen MilSpouse – Nov. 24, 2017
Investment News — Oct. 2, 2017
Omaha World–Herald — Sept. 24, 2017
FOX Business — Sept. 17, 2017
Air Force Magazine — Aug. 30, 2017
InsuranceNewsNet — June 20, 2017
PlanAdviser — April 10, 2017
Financial Advisor magazine — April 9, 2017
GoodCall — March 21, 2017
Financial Advisor Magazine — March 9, 2017
Financial readiness is a particularly important issue in the lives of military spouses. More than three quarters of spouses in career military families say it is primarily their role to manage long-term investments and retirement savings accounts, according to survey results from the First Command Financial Behaviors Index®.
The blog articles below help military spouses prepare for the financial risk and critically important decisions facing their families under the military’s new retirement system.