Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Beach and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Hudson inventory parts for a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II at Station St. Petersburg, Florida, Aug. 18, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ashley J. Johnson

Coast Guard to modernize financial management services

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unsupportable procurement, accounting, and asset management systems, including the Core Accounting System, as well as outdated and inefficient business processes.

Matt Botnen with his mother Connie, his wife Heather, daughter Emily and son Adam just before his last flight and retirement from the Coast Guard. Photo courtesy of Heather Botnen.

From the Homefront: A spouse’s perspective on retirement

Adjusting to a new life is the norm for Coast Guard spouses. But one of the greatest changes we face may be the transformation from military to civilian spouse.

Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s office of servicemember affairs, with the Coast Guard team Miami Beach. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss.

From the Homefront: Talking finances

On one of those Miami mornings the rest of the country wishes for, a group of Coasties gathered in the breezy sunshine on the waterfront to do what most people might: talk finances.

The French family is preparing for their sixth Coast Guard move this summer. Photo courtesy of Heidi French.

Military Saves Week: Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically.

Military Saves Week is an annual reminder to servicemembers and their families to think about the future, assess their personal savings status and create a plan to ensure financial security for your future. Having piece of mind about your families financial future is a critical element of personal and unit readiness.