Starting on November 12, 2018, Active Duty Family Members and Reserve Members will have access to the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) for purchasing vision insurance. What does this mean to you? You are able to purchase vision insurance …
Joining the military can be a scary experience.  No, not because of the yelling drill sergeants, but for many, this is the first time you are out in the world.  As such, you are now responsible for your personal finances.I …
My journey to discover financial independence may have started about a decade ago, but it wasn't until I read The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey that I had sound advice and direction on how to get there.Since that time, …
Ronald Read was an extraordinary Veteran. He served with honor during World War II with assignments in North Africa, Italy, and the Pacific. But, it was not his military service that made him extraordinary.After the war, Read worked at a …
Update: On 13 Aug 18, President Trump signed the FY19 NDAA during a ceremony in Fort Drum.  In addition to the 2.6% pay raise all military members will receive in January, the size of the military will grow 15,600 service members. Original …
Military Pay Dates for 2018 Let's be honest, when they talk about the US Military being an all voluntary force, they weren't talking about us working for free now were they. The general rule of thumb is that your paycheck arrives on …
Many of the Department of Defense websites authenticate with the Common Access Card, or CAC, to be able to access them.  This is fine when you are working on your government computer at the office.  But what if there is …
  Are you a fan of pepperoni pizza?  Then you are in luck as Uncle Sam will be delivering MRE pizza to a field problem near you.  Since 2014, the US Army has field tested this highly desired treat to ensure it …
  Army Directive 2018-09, title the Army Tuition Assistance (TA) Policy, is bringing big changes to  Tuition Assistance.  Regardless of you being Active, Reserve, or Guard, these changes will take effect starting 5 August 2018.In the previous TA system, there was …
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