Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness We provide resources, education and support to service members and their families to create a financially secure and mission ready force. The Office of Financial Readiness strives to promote mission readiness by ensuring that all members of the military are financially prepared for life at every stage of service.

When it comes to #StudentLoans, service members have many opportunities for financial aid, as well as the benefits of lo...
11/06/2020

When it comes to #StudentLoans, service members have many opportunities for financial aid, as well as the benefits of lower or zero percent interest rates, deferment and special repayment programs — or even partial to full loan forgiveness. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2HZGjbg

November is for celebrating military families and veterans. Check out these Military OneSource resources available to ce...
11/06/2020

November is for celebrating military families and veterans. Check out these Military OneSource resources available to celebrate and support your military family!

Are you taking advantage of your student loan benefit programs? To check your eligibility or find more information visit...
11/06/2020

Are you taking advantage of your student loan benefit programs? To check your eligibility or find more information visit https://bit.ly/3jQo851. #StudentLoan

One of the busiest shopping days may be different this year, but motivation for sticking to your spending plan remains t...
11/05/2020
Avoid Emotional Spending During the Holidays

One of the busiest shopping days may be different this year, but motivation for sticking to your spending plan remains the same.
#BlackFriday

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, bringing thoughts of family, friends and cherished traditions. That means different things…

11/04/2020
MilSpouse Money Mission: PCS

A permanent change of station can be a big adjustment for the whole family. Make the move run smoother with financial tips from MilSpouse Money Mission.

#MilLife #MilSpouse #MilitarySpouse #MilitaryPCS

With the help of these financial calculators, you can get an accurate picture of how various decisions will affect your ...
11/04/2020

With the help of these financial calculators, you can get an accurate picture of how various decisions will affect your overall financial health. So, don’t just guess — calculate! https://bit.ly/2JtvSxw

The 2021-22 #FAFSA form is now available! Here’s what you need to know before you begin: https://bit.ly/3jSWnZQFederal S...
11/03/2020

The 2021-22 #FAFSA form is now available! Here’s what you need to know before you begin: https://bit.ly/3jSWnZQ

Federal Student Aid

TRICARE's Open Season allows you to enroll in a new TRICARE plan or make changes to your current plan. To learn more, vi...
11/02/2020

TRICARE's Open Season allows you to enroll in a new TRICARE plan or make changes to your current plan. To learn more, visit: https://www.tricare.mil/openseason

11/02/2020
Kids Answer Financial Questions

As an adult, you know managing your money is important. Learn why it’s also valuable to teach kids about money and finances.

Learn the investing basics — from stocks to bonds to mutual funds — here:https://bit.ly/3kMn8jK#Halloween2020 #FunFriday
10/30/2020

Learn the investing basics — from stocks to bonds to mutual funds — here:
https://bit.ly/3kMn8jK

#Halloween2020 #FunFriday

A personal financial counselor, or PFC, can help you establish realistic goals and develop a plan for working toward the...
10/29/2020

A personal financial counselor, or PFC, can help you establish realistic goals and develop a plan for working toward them. Make an appointment at your Family Center or online with a virtual PFC if you can’t get to an installation.
https://bit.ly/37j2oKG

Time is running out to participate in the DoD Status of Forces Survey. National Guard and reservists are encouraged to c...
10/28/2020

Time is running out to participate in the DoD Status of Forces Survey.
National Guard and reservists are encouraged to check eligibility and participate: https://www.dodsurveys.mil

U.S. Army Reserve ⚪ Marine Forces Reserve ⚪Navy Reserve ⚪Air Force Reserve

As part of your Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, you’re covered under TSGLI, which provides a financial benefit for...
10/27/2020

As part of your Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, you’re covered under TSGLI, which provides a financial benefit for qualifying traumatic injuries. Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3edeHf3

Finding a budgeting tool that fits your style can be a challenge. Learn how you can take control of the process.
10/27/2020
Pick the Best Budgeting Tool for You

Finding a budgeting tool that fits your style can be a challenge. Learn how you can take control of the process.

When my wife and I got married 37 years ago, we took a week-long honeymoon which cost the better part of our savings. I know, I know. But…

How familiar are you with common investing terms? Put your knowledge to the test: https://bit.ly/31J4QbG
10/26/2020

How familiar are you with common investing terms? Put your knowledge to the test: https://bit.ly/31J4QbG

As you navigate #MilLife Milestones right alongside your partner, remember that MilSpouse Money Mission has resources to...
10/26/2020

As you navigate #MilLife Milestones right alongside your partner, remember that MilSpouse Money Mission has resources to help you navigate each stop along the way.

#MilitaryMonday

10/23/2020
MilSpouse Money Mission- Transition

Your spouse is transitioning from the military — now what? Make a plan with helpful financial resources from MilSpouse Money Mission.

If you plan to attend college between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, you should fill out your FAFSA form as soon as pos...
10/23/2020

If you plan to attend college between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, you should fill out your FAFSA form as soon as possible¬ — but avoid these common mistakes!

https://bit.ly/34hBJOu

Create your plan, set your goals and manage your finances throughout your service to make the most of your military life...
10/22/2020

Create your plan, set your goals and manage your finances throughout your service to make the most of your military life and your retirement.
https://bit.ly/2VciiCe

#MilLife #Retirement

10/22/2020
Estate Planning For the Servicemember

When’s the last time you updated your estate plan?

Having a basic will is a good start, but a complete estate plan takes it a few steps further and can significantly lessen the burden on your family if you di...

Crack the investing puzzle with this fun crossword comprised of common terms. Test your knowledge, then check your answe...
10/21/2020

Crack the investing puzzle with this fun crossword comprised of common terms. Test your knowledge, then check your answers and see how you did.
https://finred.usalearning.gov/assets/downloads/FINRED-InvestingCrossword-Q.pdf

10/21/2020
Military Touchpoint Series: Updating a Spending Plan

Military pay can change often, so your financial plan should, too. Consider an update if you’ve recently moved, grown your family or started work-ups for a deployment.

You may be tempted to hit cruise control on your finances once you have established your goals and created a spending plan to achieve them. But think of your...

Children are expensive, but planning ahead and taking advantage of resources can help your family stay on top of your fi...
10/20/2020

Children are expensive, but planning ahead and taking advantage of resources can help your family stay on top of your financial goals.
https://bit.ly/31GhGq7

10/20/2020
Military OneSource

Financial Planning Month reminds us that we need to keep our financial goals current and on track — and a financial plan helps you do just that. Listen in as our director, Andy Cohen, briefly shares why a financial plan is so important and how to get started.

We’re back with Andy Cohen, director of the Office of Financial Readiness, discussing the basics of creating a financial plan and the resources that can help you get there.

10/19/2020
MilSpouse Money Mission Pre-Deployment

Are you preparing for a spouse’s deployment? Take care of the pre-deployment details with help from MilSpouse Money Mission.

#MilSpouse #MilitarySpouse #Deployment

Are you #retirement ready? Investigate the steps you should take and the resources you will need for a smooth transition...
10/19/2020

Are you #retirement ready? Investigate the steps you should take and the resources you will need for a smooth transition. https://finred.usalearning.gov/saving/RetirementReady

Don’t forget that you have access to free personal financial counselors to help make sure you’re on the right track! #MilitaryMonday

Service members are automatically enrolled in Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, but depending on your personal situa...
10/16/2020

Service members are automatically enrolled in Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, but depending on your personal situation, you may want to add additional insurance to cover liabilities. https://bit.ly/2FFBWRL

Will you be ending the year with a promotion? Learn how to make the most of that boost in your paycheck, and visit one o...
10/15/2020

Will you be ending the year with a promotion? Learn how to make the most of that boost in your paycheck, and visit one of the personal financial managers at your installation. https://finred.usalearning.gov/About

#Military #Army #USMC #Navy #AirForce

Military divorce has special considerations. Installation housing, spousal and child support, moving costs, retirement a...
10/15/2020

Military divorce has special considerations. Installation housing, spousal and child support, moving costs, retirement and health care benefits are just a few of the things you need to consider as you go through the legal process.
https://bit.ly/3iV4jcs

10/14/2020
MilSpouse Money Mission Post Deployment

Post-deployment is a time of both celebration and change. Visit MilSpouse Money Mission for financial tips and tools to help you through the process.

#MilSpouse #MilitarySpouse #deployment

Look out for your service members by helping them decide if big purchases are also smart purchases. https://bit.ly/2STiK...
10/14/2020

Look out for your service members by helping them decide if big purchases are also smart purchases. https://bit.ly/2STiKDb

#WednesdayWisdom

#TipTuesday: Take control of your spending. Use our spending plan worksheet to help identify and track your expenses. ht...
10/13/2020

#TipTuesday: Take control of your spending. Use our spending plan worksheet to help identify and track your expenses. https://bit.ly/2Xsjrqr

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Where is the OSD Financial Conference being held?
When will the 2020 OSD financial symposium be held?
When will the CY20 Continuation Pay request form and memorandum be released?
Hello, I am thinking about doing classroom presentations about the Blendid Retirement System for my schools. I am looking for a good presentation. Any help or resources that you might have would be very helpful. TIA
Want to know more about being an influencer and staying on the right side of the law?
How do I get my continuation pay? I opted into BRS as soon as I could in 2018. I complete 12 years of service this coming February. Thanks.
Hello I am currently serving in the army reserves since 2014. I was curious if I switch to active duty will I be allowed to switch my retirement from brs to the legacy retirement plan?
Can anyone tell me how to apply for the 12 year Contingency Pay of Blended Retirement for the Navy? I have looked and looked.
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Once you opt in for the BRS - where can you verify your status? It's not showing on the LES.