Retirement Investment Planning

Planning for Retirement

Survivor Benefits Information

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    SBP Coverage and Benefits
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    When you retire, you may be able to elect any of several SBP options, which are listed below.
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    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
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    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of certain deceased veterans.
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    Death Gratuity
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    Death gratuity is a one-time tax free payment for survivors to deal with financial hardships due to loss of a servicemember
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    Surviving Family Benefits
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    Survivors get several forms of compensation including Dependent Indemnity Compensation, a Death Gratuity, and TRICARE benefits.
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    Survivor's Resource List
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    Dealing with loss can be difficult. Many resources are available to help you deal with the loss of a servicemember or veteran.

Post Retirement Careers

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    Small Business Myths Debunked
    Military.com
    The small business world is fraught with uncertainty and rumors. Two of the biggest misconceptions are that the federal governm...
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    Programs Help Vets' Job Search
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    Communities, nonprofit organizations and companies are reaching out to support unemployed American veterans in their search for...
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    New Law Benefits Veterans Entrepreneurs
    Military.com
    The President signed into law legislation that will expand business opportunities for veterans and help reservists keep their b...
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    Vets Help Vets Find Jobs
    McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
    The Labor Department's Veterans Serving Veterans program helps vets find employment, including James Little, who says, "After s...
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    8 Ways Servicemembers Can Choose a Job With Better Benefits
    Military.com
    The U.S. job market is not at its best -- with some forecasts pointing toward continuing unemployment levels around 10 percent ...
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