Personal Finance Advice for Military Families
Kiplinger contributing editor -- and military spouse -- Kim Lankford took your questions about securing your family's financial future.
Servicemembers face financial issues that most people don't experience: They have to move frequently—sometimes on short notice— and they can be deployed to combat zones for months or years. But they also have access to valuable benefits and investing options not available to the general public.
In addition to this live chat, Kiplinger has many financial resources for military families. Check out our special report on Personal Finance Tips for Military Families, and download a copy of our Financial Field Manual.
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What do you think? Once I'm eligible to receive a pension, is it better to retire from the military then and start a new career, or continue serving additional time and earn more for each year thereafter? Part of me wants to do something new, but I know I'd be leaving a lot of benefits (and money) behind.