If you have been in the military for more than ten years, you are likely looking at sticking around for retirement. If so, you have a retirement decision to make prior to reaching your fifteenth year in service. Many servicemembers choose to accept the so-called "Redux" or Career Status Bonus that offers $30K up front and a significantly reduced retirement payment later. If you entered service after August 1986, you have the option to choose either the High 36 retirement system, or the Career Status Bonus/REDUX (CSB) retirement system. If you decline to make a choice you will automatically receive the High 36 retirement plan.This decision is not to be taken lightly. Watch the following USAA video featuring June Walbert to learn more about this important decision.
Do you shop at Walmart? If you do, you should definitely look into the Walmart Savings Catcher app. This program, which you can use on your smart phone or computer, allows you to enter your Walmart receipts. The Savings Catcher program then compares the price you paid at Walmart with other prices at nearby stores, […]