Thrift Savings Plan Benefits – Why You Should Invest in the TSP

The government’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is one of the most overlooked benefits of working in the government. As you know, Thrift Savings Plan is the government’s answer to a 401(k) or other employer-provided retirement plan.  TSP was established in 1986, as part of the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), which replaced the legacy Civil […]

Survivor Benefit Plan Resources: Everything You Need in One Blog Post

This blog post has one purpose:  to point you to every website with the Survivor Benefit Plan resources. It might be very long, with a lot of links, but I will do my best to organize this content in a way that makes sense. Let’s begin! Survivor Benefit Plan Resources:  DFAS I’ll start with the […]

2017 Veterans Day Discounts and Free Meals

Military members serve for many reasons, recognition is generally not high on the list. We serve to defend our country, defend freedom, and be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Though we don’t serve for recognition, it can be nice to have someone thank us for what we have done for our country. Veterans […]

Online Exchange Privileges for Veterans with an Honorable Discharge – Coming in 2017

Military members and their families have a wide variety of benefits at their disposal. Some of the more popular benefits are the Exchanges and Commissaries, which frequently offer significant savings compared to off-base purchases. Some estimates put the savings from shopping at the Exchange at close to 20% compared to off-base shopping, when factoring in […]

US Treasury Requiring Electronic Payment for Veterans Benefits

As of March 1, 2013 the US Treasury is requiring electronic payment for veterans benefits and all other federal benefits payments, including Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Labor (Black Lung) and Office of Personnel Management benefit checks. This is a big change, but one made with your interests in […]

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Survivor Benefit Plan Resources: Everything You Need in One Blog Post

This blog post has one purpose:  to point you to every website with the Survivor Benefit Plan resources. It might be very long, with a lot of links, but I will do my best to organize this content in a way that makes sense. Let’s begin! Survivor Benefit Plan Resources:  DFAS I’ll start with the […]

Veterans Group Life Insurance Benefits for Military Veterans

Military members have access to Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI), which is an excellent life insurance program. It is low cost, and because it is a group life insurance program, it doesn’t require a medical exam, or base rates on health, age, gender, or other factors. Unfortunately, it isn’t a benefit you can take with […]