Here are my personal finance articles and blog posts from October for those that like to read them:
One of my readers pointed me to this blog post on Physician on Fire, which many of you will find interesting:
If you’d like my own thoughts on the value of a military pension, you can read them here:
We’re all starting to get pinged about the mandatory Blended Retirement System (BRS) training. While I’ve created a BRS resource center on the other blog I write for, the specific case of how BRS works for medical students was recently run to ground by Dr. Jami Peterson, the Head of Student Programs at BUMED. Straight from her, the BLUF is:
Any HPSP student who signed their contract BEFORE 01 JAN 2018 will have thirty days after signing into their FIRST active duty station to declare if they want to do the legacy retirement system OR the blended retirement system. For any students who start AFTER 01 JAN 2018 will automatically be placed in the blended retirement.
I’m also going to start providing an end-of-the-month summary of the personal finance articles I’ve written. Here they are:
The three largest investment firms have been lowering the cost of their index mutual funds and exchanged traded funds (ETFs) in a price war. How does this price war and the resulting costs compare to the Thrift Savings Plan, which has also had historically low costs on their investments? Read more here:
There is a great post on the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) over at WhiteCoatInvestor.com that you should check out:
As I announced here, I am now blogging for another site focused on personal finance for people in the military called MilitaryMillions.com. For example, here is a Blended Retirement System (BRS) Resource Center I created over there.
My plan was to transition all financial content to that new site because duplicating it in two different places is tedious and it is easy to follow the financial blog if you want that content. I’m curious, though, what MCCareer.org readers want.
For example, yesterday I found another PDF of frequently asked questions on the BRS. I ask you, the readers of MCCareer.org, what you would have wanted me to do with that PDF. Use the poll below so I get an idea of what you guys want: