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Smart Financial Moves to Make for Military Members

on March 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
These are eight financial moves that military families can make to secure a stronger financial future.

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New Military Retirement System Has Big Changes

By on February 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
New Military Retirement System Has Big Changes

A new military retirement system is going into effect. Here is how it will work.

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Feds’ Eligibility For Shopping at Military Exchanges to Increase

By on January 17, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Feds’ Eligibility For Shopping at Military Exchanges to Increase

Many federal employees who are veterans will become eligible for shopping through the military exchange system later this year.

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Huge Changes Ahead for Military Retirement

on January 3, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The year ahead will prompt many of today’s 1.3 million active-duty service members to make a big decision about their retirement benefits: whether to preserve their place in the traditional military pension system or opt into a new "blended" benefits package.

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A Personal Remembrance in Honor of Veterans Day

By on November 11, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Personal Remembrance in Honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday created to honor those that served their country in the military. The author provides a personal memorial to honor one of these veterans.

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What Happens If You Are Accidentally Overpaid?

By on October 26, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Happens If You Are Accidentally Overpaid?

Recent news that nearly 10,000 soldiers were asked by the Pentagon to repay bonus overpayments may have other federal employees wondering what happens if they find themselves in a similar situation. The author provides some details on how agencies usually handle overpayments.

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2017 Federal Pay Raise and COLA Update

By on September 8, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2017 Federal Pay Raise and COLA Update

What is the status of a 2017 raise for federal employees, next year’s COLA increase, proposed locality pay changes and military pay? Here is an update.

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How Much Will Your Pay Increase in 2017? President Submits Pay Plan

By on August 31, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much Will Your Pay Increase in 2017? President Submits Pay Plan

As has been done in recent years, President Obama has issued a letter outlining the federal employee pay raise in 2017.

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Becoming a Military Spouse: One Woman’s Story

By on June 8, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Becoming a Military Spouse: One Woman’s Story

What is the learning and transition process to military benefits like for a new, non-military spouse? The author tells the story of his friend who recently married an active duty service member and what she learned in the process of changing over to the military’s benefits programs.

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Buying Federal Civil Service Retirement Years for Academy Time Even If You Are Drawing an Active Duty Military Retirement

By on May 12, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments

There are circumstances under which former military members who subsequently work for the federal civil service short of a 20 years active duty military retirement can buy time for civil service pension accrual purposes.

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