It's not always obvious how your military experience can translate into a civilian job. But there are many resources that can help you. Be sure to take these tips into consideration.
Before you leave the military, you should take advantage of the many benefits the service provides, and make decisions about replacing some of the benefits you may lose. Our Retirement or Separation Worksheet contains a checklist of steps to take before you leave the military.
A civilian job with a higher salary than your military pay won't necessarily mean that you'll have more spending money each month. Use our Total Compensation Worksheet and Post-Military Budget Worksheet to do a comparison.
If you plan to move after the military, you have several choices. A single-family house? Condo? Apartment? Mom and Dad? Use this guidance to keep yourself on track and within budget.