Army Hopes to Give Soldiers 48 Months at Each Post
Massive budget cuts the Army has been forced to make have hurt soldiers, but here is one budget impact they might like: The average enlisted stateside assignment will be lengthened from 30 months to as long as 48 months.
Financial Planning in Your Twenties and Thirties
Financial planning is different at different stages of life. If you are nearing retirement, you are most likely focused on planning for a comfortable retirement. People far from retirement age often want to plan for multiple situations: immediate goals, like a car or vacation; foreseeable future events like children's educations and home ownership; and later goals, like retirement. To ensure that you reach all your goals, it's important to start early and follow a financial plan.
We've all heard the timeless warning "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." It's great advice, but the trick is figuring out when "good" becomes "too good." And if you have a good salesperson-or worse, a dishonest one-it gets really hard.
While there's no clear way to know, in just four questions our Scam Meter will help you tell if an investment you are thinking about might be a scam.
Changes to MyPay Password Requirements
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is changing the requirements for password strength for MyPay accounts. Because it is a big change, they are phasing in the MyPay password changes over the next few months. Be prepared so that you won't be locked out of your MyPay account.
Techsmart Settles with Governor's Office of Consumer Protection, Agrees to Cease Doing Business in Georgia
ATLANTA, GA - John Sours, Administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection ("GOCP"), has announced that Smart Industries, LLC d/b/a "Techsmart" and its principal, Guru Dharam Khalsa, have entered into a settlement with GOCP based on allegations that the company failed to disclose hidden finance charges in violation of the Truth-in-Lending laws, thereby not revealing to consumers the true cost of its products. Techsmart, whose offices are headquartered in San Diego, California, resells products, such as electronics, primarily to military personnel via kiosks located near U.S. military bases and via the Internet.