Social Security: How long do I expect my retirement to last?

Anticipate the length of your retirement, keeping in mind that many American workers will live much longer than the “average” retiree. Consider your health, family longevity, and lifestyle. Your Social Security retirement benefits will provide continuous income for as long as you live, protecting you even if your other sources of income run out. Discover […]

Top tax tips for military personnel

With the start to the new year behind us, it is time to once again plan ahead for tax season. With the exception of those serving in combat zones or stationed outside the U.S, most military personnel and their families must file taxes by the traditional April 15 deadline. As usual, there are a number […]

Why did TRICARE for Life prescription co-pays go up?

Military members and retirees, including Tricare for Life users, are used to slight drug price co-pay increases year over year. But when fees for 90-day supplies for prescription drugs received through the system’s mail-order pharmacy, Express Scripts, went from free to $7 on Feb. 1, many Tricare for Life users said they were blindsided. They had been told […]

How to find cheap military flights and baggage discounts

Military families are always on the go. That’s why they’re always on the lookout for cheap airline flights to make travel easier on their bank accounts. One cheap way to fly is Space Available, or Space A. However, these flights frequently change and seats aren’t always available, so your schedule has to be very flexible. […]

Report shows finances as a top concern for troops, families

A new report shows financial worries around health care, education, child care and frequent moves are a major source of stress for military and veteran families. “Finances showed up everywhere in big and small ways,” said Shelley Kimball, who directs research for the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), which conducted the survey. “Our families are […]