The Ugly Truths About Military Retirement: What You Need to Know

The Ugly Truths About Military Retirement: What You Need to Know

Retiring from the military can be an exciting time, but it can also come with its own set of challenges. To help military retirees navigate this transition, US VetWealth has identified some of the “ugly truths” that often arise during the retirement process. In this article, we’ll explore these truths and provide tips on how…

Surviving The Military Retirement Process: An Introduction To The Survivor Benefit Plan

Surviving The Military Retirement Process: An Introduction To The Survivor Benefit Plan

Retiring from the military is a complex process with many decisions to make. One of the most important and financially impactful decisions is the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). The SBP is a life insurance program that provides a portion of your retirement pay to your surviving spouse or eligible dependents in the event of your…

Re-thinking Retirement Planning: The Private Pension Solution for High-Income Military Earners

Re-thinking Retirement Planning: The Private Pension Solution for High-Income Military Earners

How to Reframe Your Perspective on the Survivor Benefit Plan and Post-Military High-Income Earning Challenges As a military veteran, you’ve already faced numerous challenges in your life, and it’s time to prepare for your next big challenge: transitioning to a post-military high-income earner. With this new phase of life comes the responsibility of making a…

The Military Retirement Process: Overcoming the Decision Permission Trap

The Military Retirement Process: Overcoming the Decision Permission Trap

Military retirement can be a confusing and stressful time for senior officers. With numerous decisions to be made and a new identity to define, it’s easy to fall into the “decision permission trap.” However, by shifting your decision-making approach from a rules-based approach to a post-military curiosity approach, you can reduce stress and improve your…

The Importance of Retirement Planning: Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Using TSP and Other Qualified Retirement Savings

The Importance of Retirement Planning: Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Using TSP and Other Qualified Retirement Savings

Retirement is an important milestone in everyone’s life. It is the time when you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor after many years of hard work. However, to ensure that you have a comfortable retirement, it is crucial to plan for it well in advance. This involves making informed retirement planning decisions…

Military Retirement Advice: Are You Saving for the Wrong Retirement?

Military Retirement Advice: Are You Saving for the Wrong Retirement?

The Outdated “Retirement Theory” Retirement theory is an old methodology that doesn’t fit with modern times. It’s based on the fixed income mindset, meant for people who plan to work till 65. This theory requires decisions to be based on long timeframes with a lot of variables that you have no control over. This causes…

Retirement Theory vs. Income Theory: A New Approach to Financial Planning For Military Retirees

Retirement Theory vs. Income Theory: A New Approach to Financial Planning For Military Retirees

As a military veteran, retirement planning is a crucial aspect of your financial future. The traditional retirement theory, which is based on a 30-year time-frame, can be limiting and stress-inducing for many military officers and NCOs. At US VetWealth, we focus on a different approach, the income theory, which prioritizes a 3-year timeline. This approach…

Hiring a Financial Advisor For Military Retirement Planning: 7 Questions You Should Ask

Hiring a Financial Advisor For Military Retirement Planning: 7 Questions You Should Ask

If you’re a military retiree, there are a few things you need to know about hiring a financial advisor. Many people assume that all advisors are created equal, but this isn’t the case. Not all advisors have experience with military retirement planning, so it’s important to ask questions before you make a decision. In this…