Episode 61: She’s Going To France

This week's guests answer your questions about the new Blended Retirement System and how it impacts service members and military spouses.

The Blended Retirement System is coming and we’re talking all about it with the CEO of First Command and one of their financial advisors, who just happens to be a military spouse. We also talk about Jessica’s trip to France (*eye roll*) and why Tricare can be the worst.

This week's guests answer your questions about the new Blended Retirement System and how it impacts service members and military spouses.

This Week’s Guests: Scott Spiker and Katy Stevick, First Command

Scott Spiker is the Chairman and CEO of First Command Financial Services. A 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Scott holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. He is married and has two daughters.

Army spouse and First Command Financial Advisor Katy Stevick has lead the Milspo Project Fayetteville Chapter, served as an ambassador for the Greater Fayetteville Chamber and is a member of the Association of Bragg Spouses. She is also a former FRG leader within the 82nd Airborne Division. She joined First Command in 2014. 

Scott recently wrote the new Blended Retirement System requires financial planning in a guest post on NextGen MilSpouse.

In episode 61, we talk with Scott and Katy about the new military retirement system and what military families should be thinking about today to plan for the new system starting on Jan. 1.

Connect with First Command on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Jessica Tells Us What We Missed on Social Media

The Army FINALLY released its spirit video and it’s pretty freaking epic. And long. Like ridiculously long. Jessica suggests watching only the last 2 minutes of it.

The Military Spouse JD Network Annual Survey is here – if you’re a military spouse and an attorney, you should take it, even if you’re aren’t a member of their network.

We want to answer your burning questions about us or life or Katy Perry or whatever. Post your question in our Facebook group and we’ll answer it on a special edition of the podcast.

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