Military Quick Reference Guides

2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ pocket guides that offer valuable and practical information in financial areas that play a vital role in a service member’s personal life and military career.


Publication Title Topic

Blended Retirement System

Provides a close review and easy-to-understand explanation of the Blended Retirement System, its structure, eligibility requirements, and how service members can manage their participation in the plan wisely to get the most of BRS

Budgeting Tips for Service Members

Provides practical suggestions and pointers on how to develop goals that result in sound budgets and financial plans, make the best use of your income,  develop and incorporate a savings plan, and better control and manage your expenses, especially during deployment.

Financial Tips for Service Members

Provides a comprehensive guide with practical suggestions on developing financial goals, developing a financial plan and budget, managing credit and debt, and creating savings and investing strategies and opportunities.

Military Life Insurance

Explains the role and purpose that life insurance plays in our financial lives and the details and benefits of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Servicemember Group Life Insurance (SGLI), Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI), Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI),  and associated government-provided life insurance plans, as well as the conversion to private commercial insurance.

Preparing for Deployment

Outlines and clearly explains the steps service members and their family need to take in preparing for and coping with deployment in the areas of military requirements, financial security, legal matters, and personal/family relationships.

Thrift Savings Plan

Provides details of how the TSP works and explains the investment options available for military service members.