Hopefully by now everyone is aware that BRS stands for ‘blended retirement system.’ And hopefully, many of you actually know that is the new modernized retirement system for the Coast Guard. But even with all of the information about BRS at your fingertips, maybe you haven’t given it the full attention it needs! Well, this month is the perfect month to devote some time to really learning about and truly understanding BRS. It is an important lifetime decision!
Coast Guard members and families can now file Federal and State taxes online for free using H&R Block tax services. This free tax service can only be initiated through the CG SUPRT website. The link is in the blog!
Do you feel like you are on a never-ending cookie baking, tree decorating, present wrapping, holiday party-ing, family tradition-ing rollercoaster? For some this time of year can be fun, but it can also be very overwhelming. Take a pause for few minutes, grab a cup of hot cocoa and read this twist on a favorite holiday poem to learn how CG SUPRT is ready and waiting to listen and assist.
Feeling a little off balance? CG SUPRT can assist you in making changes that help you feel more balanced and in control. Did you know that CG SUPRT offers Health and Wellness Coaching to guide you in developing new strategies to manage stress, balance your many obligations, and maintaining healthy habits. Or if you could use some emotional support for finding your balance, CG SUPRT offers Non-Medical Counseling. If financial stress is pushing you to work more or keeping you from enjoying time with your family, the CG SUPRT Personal Financial Wellness program can help you get your finances on track and prepare for your future. Or maybe you just have too many things on your plate and you feel like you could use a personal assistant. CG SUPRT Daily Living consultants can do some of the leg work for you such as locating adequate housing, jobs, education, elder care, child care, and more. Career Counselors through the CG SUPRT Spouse Education and Career Services are also available to support active duty spouses when they relocate or are ready to start a new career.
CG SUPRT is pleased to announce a new financial well program, CG SUPRT Financial Life-Cycle Series. The series, free to Coast Guard members and their families, is a group of classes designed to provide both short and long-term financial guidance.
The Officer Specialty Code, FIN10 – Financial Management, is currently one of the most dynamic specialties around. Financial Management is also one of OSCs with the highest growth in Advanced Education opportunities. This year we received 18 tabs, nearly twice as many as any other Advanced Education program, and we’re selecting personnel from every Coast Guard community – Afloat, Response, Prevention, and Aviators!
The Commandant has made the modernization of our Coast Guard Financial Management System one of his top priorities. The Coast Guard currently relies on unsupportable procurement, accounting, and asset management systems, including the Core Accounting System, as well as outdated and inefficient business processes.