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.

The Office of Financial Readiness does not provide crisis services. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Veteran/Military Crisis Line at (800) 273-8255 for immediate assistance.

This or That? Let us know which factors you think Michael should consider when choosing his TRICARE options for retireme...
09/10/2021

This or That? Let us know which factors you think Michael should consider when choosing his TRICARE options for retirement.

This or That? Let us know which factors you think Michael should consider when choosing his TRICARE options for retirement.

Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. If you need someone to talk to, support is within reach. Call the Veterans/Military...
09/10/2021

Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. If you need someone to talk to, support is within reach. Call the Veterans/Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255. #ConnectToProtect

Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. If you need someone to talk to, support is within reach. Call the Veterans/Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255. #ConnectToProtect

Measure your financial health before meeting with a personal financial manager or counselor. Use the Financial Assessmen...
09/09/2021

Measure your financial health before meeting with a personal financial manager or counselor. Use the Financial Assessment Tool in our no-cost app, Sen$e. https://bit.ly/3laSNwS

Measure your financial health before meeting with a personal financial manager or counselor. Use the Financial Assessment Tool in our no-cost app, Sen$e. https://bit.ly/3laSNwS

Taking the time to document and insure your property now can limit the impact disasters have on you and your family. htt...
09/08/2021

Taking the time to document and insure your property now can limit the impact disasters have on you and your family. https://bit.ly/3hbQZPZ #BeReady

Taking the time to document and insure your property now can limit the impact disasters have on you and your family. https://bit.ly/3hbQZPZ #BeReady

A promotion is not only a cause for celebration, but also a chance to make new financial choices that will set you up fo...
09/08/2021

A promotion is not only a cause for celebration, but also a chance to make new financial choices that will set you up for even more success. Here’s how to start.
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A promotion is not only a cause for celebration, but also a chance to make new financial choices that will set you up for even more success. Here’s how to start.
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Guide service members and military spouses to financial resources available through MilSpouse Money Mission with these c...
09/07/2021

Guide service members and military spouses to financial resources available through MilSpouse Money Mission with these conversation starters.
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Guide service members and military spouses to financial resources available through MilSpouse Money Mission with these conversation starters.
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Small service fees can really add up. Here are some tips to help you reduce these fees — or eliminate them completely.
09/07/2021
Fight Back Against Fees: Tips for Military Families - Military Families Learning Network

Small service fees can really add up. Here are some tips to help you reduce these fees — or eliminate them completely.

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, [email protected] Pesky fees for various products and services (e.g., cell phones, travel bookings, tickets, ATM withdrawals, and bank/investment accounts) can take a big chunk out… Continue Reading Fight Back Against Fees: Tips for Military Families

The U.S. Department of Education extended the student loan repayment period through Jan. 31, 2022. Log in to your loan s...
09/02/2021

The U.S. Department of Education extended the student loan repayment period through Jan. 31, 2022. Log in to your loan servicer’s website for personalized information.

Plan ahead and talk with a personal financial manager or counselor to assist you with your spending plan to ensure you’re ready when repayments resume.

The U.S. Department of Education extended the student loan repayment period through Jan. 31, 2022. Log in to your loan servicer’s website for personalized information.

Plan ahead and talk with a personal financial manager or counselor to assist you with your spending plan to ensure you’re ready when repayments resume.

Check out the Thrift Savings Plan webinars happening all month long! Visit TSP.gov/webinars for more details and to regi...
09/01/2021

Check out the Thrift Savings Plan webinars happening all month long! Visit TSP.gov/webinars for more details and to register.

Check out the Thrift Savings Plan webinars happening all month long! Visit TSP.gov/webinars for more details and to register.

Military families have several health plan options through TRICARE. Make sure you understand your options. https://bit.l...
08/31/2021

Military families have several health plan options through TRICARE. Make sure you understand your options. https://bit.ly/2GFfTe6

Military families have several health plan options through TRICARE. Make sure you understand your options. https://bit.ly/2GFfTe6

What financial advice would you give your younger self?
08/31/2021

What financial advice would you give your younger self?

What financial advice would you give your younger self?

It’s important to take the time to understand exactly what your insurance policy covers — and what it doesn’t!https://bi...
08/30/2021

It’s important to take the time to understand exactly what your insurance policy covers — and what it doesn’t!
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It’s important to take the time to understand exactly what your insurance policy covers — and what it doesn’t!
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Have you recently moved or are you preparing to PCS this summer? Get in touch with your local personal financial counsel...
08/30/2021

Have you recently moved or are you preparing to PCS this summer? Get in touch with your local personal financial counselor in your new location. It’s never too early to touch base with your finances. https://finred.usalearning.gov/pfcMap

Have you recently moved or are you preparing to PCS this summer? Get in touch with your local personal financial counselor in your new location. It’s never too early to touch base with your finances. https://finred.usalearning.gov/pfcMap

Like many things in life, how you manage your money is heavily influenced by your personality and experiences. Find info...
08/27/2021

Like many things in life, how you manage your money is heavily influenced by your personality and experiences. Find information on the five spending personalities and discover helpful steps for each. https://bit.ly/2w0BdGd

Like many things in life, how you manage your money is heavily influenced by your personality and experiences. Find information on the five spending personalities and discover helpful steps for each. https://bit.ly/2w0BdGd

Making a career transition? Planning for a family? Paying down debt? Building up your credit? Preparing to retire? Our n...
08/26/2021

Making a career transition? Planning for a family? Paying down debt? Building up your credit? Preparing to retire? Our no-cost app, Sen$e, has you covered!
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Making a career transition? Planning for a family? Paying down debt? Building up your credit? Preparing to retire? Our no-cost app, Sen$e, has you covered!
https://bit.ly/3Dm08C0

Determining where to live is an important decision. Consider the pros and cons of renting to see if it is a good fit for...
08/26/2021

Determining where to live is an important decision. Consider the pros and cons of renting to see if it is a good fit for you.
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Determining where to live is an important decision. Consider the pros and cons of renting to see if it is a good fit for you.
https://bit.ly/31tcB4e

Prepare your finances for entering the military and set yourself up for future success with helpful tips for making the ...
08/25/2021

Prepare your finances for entering the military and set yourself up for future success with helpful tips for making the most of your money.
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Prepare your finances for entering the military and set yourself up for future success with helpful tips for making the most of your money.
https://bit.ly/3hZFQ7i

The first step to taking control of your finances is understanding your income. Start here with a breakdown of the diffe...
08/25/2021

The first step to taking control of your finances is understanding your income. Start here with a breakdown of the different types of military pay.
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The first step to taking control of your finances is understanding your income. Start here with a breakdown of the different types of military pay.
https://bit.ly/2SpSD6E

Make the most of your money as a military family. Find out how you can bag savings at your exchange or commissary and al...
08/24/2021

Make the most of your money as a military family. Find out how you can bag savings at your exchange or commissary and also get the best deal on major purchases.

Make the most of your money as a military family. Find out how you can bag savings at your exchange or commissary and also get the best deal on major purchases.

Guide service members and #militaryspouses to financial resources available through MilSpouse Money Mission with these c...
08/23/2021

Guide service members and #militaryspouses to financial resources available through MilSpouse Money Mission with these conversation starters. https://bit.ly/3B7seP8

#MilitaryMonday

Guide service members and #militaryspouses to financial resources available through MilSpouse Money Mission with these conversation starters. https://bit.ly/3B7seP8

#MilitaryMonday

Whether you’re making an investment, buying a car or building your savings, knowing your numbers is a powerful tool. Get...
08/23/2021

Whether you’re making an investment, buying a car or building your savings, knowing your numbers is a powerful tool. Get an accurate picture of how various decisions will affect your overall financial health with the help of these financial calculators. https://bit.ly/2JtvSxw

Whether you’re making an investment, buying a car or building your savings, knowing your numbers is a powerful tool. Get an accurate picture of how various decisions will affect your overall financial health with the help of these financial calculators. https://bit.ly/2JtvSxw

Steer your car purchase in the right direction. Discover how you can minimize the price of your loan. https://bit.ly/3lC...
08/20/2021

Steer your car purchase in the right direction. Discover how you can minimize the price of your loan. https://bit.ly/3lCz34O

Steer your car purchase in the right direction. Discover how you can minimize the price of your loan. https://bit.ly/3lCz34O

Make sure you’re on track for public service loan forgiveness. https://bit.ly/3AP1Byj #PSLF #StudentLoans
08/19/2021

Make sure you’re on track for public service loan forgiveness.
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Make sure you’re on track for public service loan forgiveness.
https://bit.ly/3AP1Byj #PSLF #StudentLoans

You have investment options. Speak with a personal financial manager or counselor to learn how to build your financial p...
08/18/2021

You have investment options. Speak with a personal financial manager or counselor to learn how to build your financial portfolio using stocks, bonds and mutual funds. https://bit.ly/39zGaoL
#WednesdayWisdom

You have investment options. Speak with a personal financial manager or counselor to learn how to build your financial portfolio using stocks, bonds and mutual funds. https://bit.ly/39zGaoL
#WednesdayWisdom

Choosing the best financing option is a big consideration when you are buying a home. See if financing or refinancing th...
08/18/2021

Choosing the best financing option is a big consideration when you are buying a home. See if financing or refinancing through a Department of Veterans Affairs loan makes sense for you. https://bit.ly/3yMnEoV

#WednesdayWisdom U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Choosing the best financing option is a big consideration when you are buying a home. See if financing or refinancing through a Department of Veterans Affairs loan makes sense for you. https://bit.ly/3yMnEoV

#WednesdayWisdom U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

When’s the last time you checked in on your team’s financial readiness? Use these conversation starters and resources to...
08/17/2021

When’s the last time you checked in on your team’s financial readiness? Use these conversation starters and resources to help set up your junior service members for financial success. https://bit.ly/2YQDTRN

#Military U.S. Army U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Navy United States Air Force United States Space Force

When’s the last time you checked in on your team’s financial readiness? Use these conversation starters and resources to help set up your junior service members for financial success. https://bit.ly/2YQDTRN

#Military U.S. Army U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Navy United States Air Force United States Space Force

Happening TOMORROW — July 17!Personal financial managers and counselors: join us, along with the Military to Civilian Tr...
08/16/2021

Happening TOMORROW — July 17!

Personal financial managers and counselors: join us, along with the Military to Civilian Transition Office, for this Train-the-Trainer webinar to better understand how the transition from military to civilian life can be challenging in many ways.
https://bit.ly/3AEfBv5

Military Families Learning Network

Happening TOMORROW — July 17!

Personal financial managers and counselors: join us, along with the Military to Civilian Transition Office, for this Train-the-Trainer webinar to better understand how the transition from military to civilian life can be challenging in many ways.
https://bit.ly/3AEfBv5

Military Families Learning Network

Take advantage of programs and benefits, including zero percent student loan interest relief, designed specifically for ...
08/16/2021

Take advantage of programs and benefits, including zero percent student loan interest relief, designed specifically for service members to reach educational goals without the financial stress.
https://bit.ly/2HZGjbg
#MilitaryMonday

Take advantage of programs and benefits, including zero percent student loan interest relief, designed specifically for service members to reach educational goals without the financial stress.
https://bit.ly/2HZGjbg
#MilitaryMonday

Whether you are investing in the TSP or are considering investments beyond the TSP, here are some tips from the SEC abou...
08/13/2021

Whether you are investing in the TSP or are considering investments beyond the TSP, here are some tips from the SEC about investing while serving: https://bit.ly/3As0VPg

SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

Whether you are investing in the TSP or are considering investments beyond the TSP, here are some tips from the SEC about investing while serving: https://bit.ly/3As0VPg

SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

Your retirement from the military comes with new financial considerations and planning ahead is an important first step ...
08/13/2021

Your retirement from the military comes with new financial considerations and planning ahead is an important first step in the process. Make sure you understand how the Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP, can help ensure your loved ones are protected should the unforeseeable happen. Learn more about this benefit: https://bit.ly/37wbww8

Your retirement from the military comes with new financial considerations and planning ahead is an important first step in the process. Make sure you understand how the Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP, can help ensure your loved ones are protected should the unforeseeable happen. Learn more about this benefit: https://bit.ly/37wbww8

Adopting a pet? Budget ahead of time to maintain their physical and mental well-being, as well as save for costly moves ...
08/12/2021

Adopting a pet? Budget ahead of time to maintain their physical and mental well-being, as well as save for costly moves or vet visits. https://bit.ly/2S54WZD

#MIRLmilitary

Adopting a pet? Budget ahead of time to maintain their physical and mental well-being, as well as save for costly moves or vet visits. https://bit.ly/2S54WZD

#MIRLmilitary

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I have read somewhere that we (retirees) can get a lump sum payment by forfeiting a portion of our monthly military retirement. Is this true?
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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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