The MFLN blog archives have grown extensively in the past year with a number of informative and insightful contributions by our concentration area teams. As every year does, 2017 presented some unique issues for those supporting military families. Let’s take a look back at the most oft turned to resources from this year covering everything from preparations for the blended retirement system to happiness, from survivor benefits to Building Healthy Military Communities.
The transition to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) is on the forefront of many servicemembers’ minds as the new year approaches. Here are two FAQ resources from MFLN Personal Finance highlighting general and specific aspects of the BRS:
- 35 Frequently Asked Questions About the Blended Retirement System
- FAQs: Continuation Pay under the Blended Retirement System
Another retirement-focused topic of interest for military family service providers was the Survivor Benefit Plan:
This blog post from MFLN Community Capacity Building covers the ongoing efforts of the Building Healthy Military Communities Initiatives:
To round out the top 5 for 2017, MFLN Family Development takes on the age-old question of the secret to happiness:
Of course, don’t forget to join us for a webinar (or three!) before heading out for the holidays. For a listing of all upcoming and archived webinars, visit militaryfamilies.extension.org/webinars. If you have any questions about MFLN programming or resources, send us an email at MilFamLN@gmail.com.