I Opted-In to the Blended Retirement System, Now What?

by John Cooney on Jan 5, 2019

blended retirement system, Thrift Savings Plan, military retirement, military finance

The opt-in window for the Blended Retirement System (BRS) has come and gone.  You did your research, looked at both the legacy system and the BRS, calculated multiple scenarios with the BRS comparison calculator, and ultimately decided that opting-in to the new system was the best option for you.  Good for you, but now what?  This article will help outline some basic steps to make sure that you are making the most of the new system.  For those that chose to sta

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Window Closing for Service Members to Opt-In to The Blended Retirement System

by John Cooney on Nov 28, 2018

blended retirement system, Thrift Savings Plan, military retirement, military finance

As we watch the calendar turn from November to December we may think of a few things; the holiday season and shopping for friends and family, the end of yet another year, and maybe the cold weather and snow.  This year, there is something else to think about too; the window to opt-in to the Department of Defense’s Blended Retirement System closes on 31 December 2018.  If you are a service member who is eligible to opt-in and still are not sure what you should d

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