Planning for the future is a complex problem that must involve both you and your spouse. And it must take into consideration a whole variety of issues.
As a starting point, think about things that could go wrong. Almost everyone will have something pop up that is completely out of the blue. Taking those events into consideration involves some commonplace items.
- Set up a savings account and put a little away every pay period. Perhaps start an investment strategy with a program that allows you to buy in small quantities.
- Cover potential losses or other exposures with insurance on your home, goods and car(s).
- Have enough life insurance to make sure that the rest of your family can survive if you or your spouse is not there.
But there are some other, much less painful things that you can plan for as well. If you are in the military, think ahead to the day when you will be out. Using the experience and education from Uncle Sam can be a valid asset as you start a new life, but there are likely some things that need to be added.
Consider online MBA programs. Augment your military training with coursework in marketing – not normally a talent taught by the Armed Services. Or add finance to your resume. As you and your spouse think through your plans for the future, dream big and make plans now for the long term career when you return to the civilian world.
An online business degree can give you the leg up that you will need when you leave, and can be accomplished while you are still on active duty. From the comfort of your home or base, online MBA programs can be exactly what you need to plan for your future outside the military. They are specifically designed to help you fill out an already impressive leadership resume with courses that will round out your knowledge and expertise.
We will help you plan ahead before that family emergency occurs when you unpack your duffle bag and ask, “What next?”