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.
Are you an eligible commissary shopper, but don’t live anywhere near a commissary store? Keep your eyes out for what the commissary calls Guard and Reserve sales, but I call Remote Sales because they are open to all eligible commissary patrons, including active duty, retirees, National Guard and reserves, plus all their dependents. These sales […]