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College Costs: Financial Resources Available to Military

College Financial Resources for military members

Current members of the U.S. Armed Forces face unique challenges and circumstances. Not only have they been tasked with the great responsibility of protecting our country, they must also provide for their own financial well-being and that of their families. Here we discuss the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Post-9/11 GI Bill available to help servicemembers pay for college costs that may not be available to civilians.

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Military: How much should you save for retirement?

Military: How much should you save for retirement?

Determining your retirement income needs is a process that helps you identify your retirement planning needs based on your desired standard of living and the resources you'll have available. Today, you can typically no longer rely on Social Security benefits and a military pension check to fulfill all your retirement income needs.

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Social Security and the Military

Social Security and the Military

Social Security is a federal system of programs designed to protect individuals and families against economic hardship. Most Americans work in occupations covered by the Social Security system, and they will at some point in their lives receive Social Security benefits.

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