Military Monday – Money News You Can Use on 10 SEP 2018
It’s Monday, so I wanted to give you some military-specific financial news that you can use:
- Purple Heart recipients on active duty will soon be exempt from a new policy barring troops from transferring their post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to their dependents if they cannot commit to an additional four years of service.
- If you are or know a military spouse looking for part-time work, check out this article from Military Times that discusses some options.
- Fully-disabled veterans are now able to travel on military aircraft at no cost, when extra space is available.
- Here’s a 40 minute recorded webinar from the Military Officers Association of America entitled, “Top 5 Things You Should Know About the Military Blended Retirement System.” You can also check out our BRS Resource Center for a list of every resource I’ve ever seen on the BRS.
- The Military Wallet discussed both the Sprint and T-Mobile military discount programs for cell phones. I switched to the T-Mobile plan and have been completely happy with it. This is all part of a mobile phone price war for your business.
- Pentagon Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a military appreciation section at Nationals Park for the next few years, which means 8,000 free tickets available to service members, veterans and Defense Department civilians. If you’re in the DC area, check out this article all about it.
- Military spouses will find it easier to apply for Department of Defense civilian jobs using military spouse preference, under new procedures being finalized now.
- More service members could be at risk of losing their security clearances if they don’t keep on top of their finances, because of changes in rules for the security clearance process.