Update 17 January 2019: Resources for Coast Guardians (“Coasties”) affected by the government shut down and missing a paycheck. For the 4th time in my Air Force career, Congress has failed to perform their duties and fund the government. As
This is written primarily for the young enlisted fresh out of boot camp or the newly minted officer from the Academies, ROTC, or OTS/OCS. However, much of the advice can be applied to anybody, civilian or military, who is just
In 2013 I deployed for the first time with my squadron to a location in Southwest Asia. It was quite an adventure. I had a lot to learn about accomplishing our mission out there as well as all the opportunities for
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced on July 9, 2015 that 21.5 million Social Security numbers along with other personal information has been stolen from government databases. The hacks were discovered in April and June in two separate investigations.
Are you a military officer? Me too! Check out the chart I made for the above average officer net worth. Thanks to Sam at Financial Samurai for the idea to put this chart together. Let me start off by saying
Not a commissioned officer? I’ve got a chart for the Above Average Enlisted Personnel as well. Check it out. It takes an above average person to become a military officer. Above average just means better than 50% of the population.
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers a unique, low cost, tax advantaged, diversified, and automatic investment opportunity to US government employees and military personnel. Since I’m active duty Air Force, I’ll focus on the military side of the TSP. TSP
Here we go again – for the 2nd time in my short military career, the prospect of the government shutting down is looming on the horizon. What does that mean for the grunt on the ground in Afghanistan or the
Congratulations on your enlistment or commissioning! Or, if you’ve been in for a while, thank you for your service! As a young officer myself, I know the pride and satisfaction I get from doing the mission and serving my country
Andy used his GI Bill to pay for medical school. It’s an awesome benefit that all servicemembers should be aware of and should take advantage of if they are heading to school after they serve. The GI bill, whether Montgomery