Military members, veterans, and their family members face an assortment of financial challenges that are unique to our community. As military members and veterans, we may find ourselves frequently traveling, being exposed to deployments and special duty assignments, dealing with unique pay and benefits programs, and working through other financial challenges. We also have a […]
Archives for December 2017
The 2018 military pay charts go into effect on January 1, 2018. You will see the corresponding income in your first paycheck. Military members will receive a 2.4% annual cost of living adjustment. These military pay charts apply to all branches of the military, including Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and the Reserve […]
There are any number of articles out in the web-space about whether you should take terminal leave upon retirement or separation, vice selling back your unused leave. Ryan Guina’s Cash Money Life article is a very good primer on why this should be considered on a case-by-case basis, and why each decision on whether to take terminal leave is a personal one.
Update – 2018: The VA has begun issuing ID Cards. I applied for mine in early 2018 and received it in May 2018. I have heard from several other veterans who have received their ID cards. The VA has stated it can take up to 60 days to receive your ID card, so please be […]