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The Spouse Benefit Plan - Helping military couples and seasoned spouses keep or opt out of the Survivor Benefit Plan Check out our growing list of resources at our website thespousebenefitplan.com or contact Jen at thespousebenefitplan@gmail.com Connect with us on social media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-spouse-benefit-plan/ https://instagram.com/thespousebenefitplan https://www.facebook.com/thespousebenefitplan/ https://twitter.com/TheMilSpouseBP https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMUaLQy_PjUy8KjsoAcl0VOH61D_cJJZa The Spouse Benefit Plan has been appeared or featured in M.E. Magazine, USVW TV, Military Money Mistakes, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Get2Vet Podcast, ShoutoutSoCal and The Rosie Network's 5th National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. This show is intended to be educational and not to be taken as financial advice. To discuss your unique financial situation, reach out to our show sponsor, US VetWealth at USVetWealth.com or email Jen Amos jen@usvetwealth.com Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a 5-Star written review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobz Want to hear more from Jen? Check out our parent show and award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/

The Spouse Benefit Plan - Helping military couples and seasoned spouses keep or opt out of the Survivor Benefit Plan Check out our growing list of resources at our website thespousebenefitplan.com or contact Jen at thespousebenefitplan@gmail.com Connect with us on social media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-spouse-benefit-plan/ https://instagram.com/thespousebenefitplan https://www.facebook.com/thespousebenefitplan/ https://twitter.com/TheMilSpouseBP https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMUaLQy_PjUy8KjsoAcl0VOH61D_cJJZa The Spouse Benefit Plan has been appeared or featured in M.E. Magazine, USVW TV, Military Money Mistakes, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Get2Vet Podcast, ShoutoutSoCal and The Rosie Network's 5th National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. This show is intended to be educational and not to be taken as financial advice. To discuss your unique financial situation, reach out to our show sponsor, US VetWealth at USVetWealth.com or email Jen Amos jen@usvetwealth.com Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a 5-Star written review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobz Want to hear more from Jen? Check out our parent show and award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/

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The Spouse Benefit Plan - Helping military couples and seasoned spouses keep or opt out of the Survivor Benefit Plan Check out our growing list of resources at our website thespousebenefitplan.com or contact Jen at thespousebenefitplan@gmail.com Connect with us on social media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-spouse-benefit-plan/ https://instagram.com/thespousebenefitplan https://www.facebook.com/thespousebenefitplan/ https://twitter.com/TheMilSpouseBP https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMUaLQy_PjUy8KjsoAcl0VOH61D_cJJZa The Spouse Benefit Plan has been appeared or featured in M.E. Magazine, USVW TV, Military Money Mistakes, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Get2Vet Podcast, ShoutoutSoCal and The Rosie Network's 5th National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. This show is intended to be educational and not to be taken as financial advice. To discuss your unique financial situation, reach out to our show sponsor, US VetWealth at USVetWealth.com or email Jen Amos jen@usvetwealth.com Enjoy our show? Kindly leave us a 5-Star written review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser or write a LinkedIn Recommendation for Jen https://bit.ly/3jNobz Want to hear more from Jen? Check out our parent show and award-winning podcast, Holding Down the Fort https://holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/

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English


Episodes

007: Is the cost worth the benefit? (Case Study: O5 retiring at 20 years with the Survivor Benefit Plan)

5/27/2022
007: Is the cost worth the benefit? (Case Study: O5 retiring at 20 years with the Survivor Benefit Plan) Now that we've calculated Lt. Col. Rick Howard's Estimated Retired Pay, Jen Amos walks us through the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Subsidy Program to calculate what could happen to him and his spouse should they keep the SBP. She also elaborates more on new terms: Today's Dollars, Future Dollars, and opportunity cost. To get the most out of this episode, be sure to follow along by viewing...

Duration:00:47:12

006: What's your Monthly Barrel of Wine worth? (Case Study: O5 retiring at 20 years)

5/2/2022
006: What's your Monthly Barrel of Wine worth? (Case Study: O5 retiring at 20 years) Jen Amos turns our winery analogy into real dollars by doing an in-depth walkthrough of calculating the Estimated Retired Pay for Lt. Colonel Rick Howard - an O5 retiring at 20 years with the High-3 Calculator. If you haven't written down your numbers yet, this is the perfect opportunity to calculate the following: Annual Retired Pay Monthly Retired Pay (i.e. your Monthly Barrel of Wine) Total Retirement...

Duration:00:36:53

005: It's not a good thing when a surviving family member knows more about this than a seasoned spouse

4/22/2022
005: It's not a good thing when a surviving family member knows more about this than a seasoned spouse By now, you may have learned a very important fact about your monthly retired pay that you can no longer unlearn. Jen Amos takes a moment from educating to have a heart-to-heart talk about what understanding the Survivor Benefit Plan and your military pension is all about: unlocking your inner confidence to choose how you'll manage your finances from here on out for post-military life. Jen...

Duration:00:39:04

004: If you had to choose between 100 cups of wine vs. 55 cups of wine, which one would you pick?

4/11/2022
004: If you had to choose between 100 cups of wine vs. 55 cups of wine, which one would you pick? How important is it for you and your family to protect the military pension? Jen Amos recaps how the military pension is more than a retired monthly pay by reiterating the wine analogy. Remember to refer to the last episode to learn how to calculate your Estimated Retired Pay, Total Retirement Benefit, and Present Value. Jen continues to explain what these numbers mean and how they relate to...

Duration:00:37:10

003: Here's what to say the next time someone says, "Thank you for your service."

4/1/2022
003: Here's what to say the next time someone says, "Thank you for your service." Jen Amos takes a detour from the Survivor Benefit Plan to talk about the most important thing it protects: your military pension. She explains the basics of the military pension, how to calculate your Estimated Retired Pay, and introduces financial terms: the "present value" and an "annuity." Lastly, she shares a clever way to respond the next time someone says, "Thank you for your service." Resources (in the...

Duration:00:50:50

002: I wish you didn't have to care about this topic

2/8/2022
002: I wish you didn't have to care about this topic Happy 2022! Jen Amos kicks off the new year with a commentary on her upcoming, yet-to-be-named book! She reads the transcript of the introduction, which talks about how she arrived to hosting The Spouse Benefit Plan, her background as a Gold Star family member, her award-winning podcast show Holding Down the Fort, why it's difficult to talk about the Survivor Benefit Plan, who this show is for and NOT for, and a hint to the next episode's...

Duration:00:46:40

001: Death doesn't have to be a morbid conversation

11/15/2021
001: Death doesn't have to be a morbid conversation Jen Amos, creator and co-host of the award-winning podcast Holding Down the Fort, introduces its sister show, The Spouse Benefit Plan. She brings light to the challenges that military spouses face, how her background as a Gold Star daughter inspires her work today, and touches upon the responsibility of a spouse to confidently keep or opt out of the Survivor Benefit Plan. The Spouse Benefit Plan is a developing project. Check out our...

Duration:00:09:21

Trailer: The Spouse Benefit Plan - Helping military couples keep or opt out of the Survivor Benefit Plan

11/3/2021
COMING SOON: The Spouse Benefit Plan - Helping military couples keep or opt out of the Survivor Benefit Plan Check out our growing list of resources at our website http://thespousebenefitplan.com/ (thespousebenefitplan.com) or contact Jen at thespousebenefitplan@gmail.com Connect with us on social media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-spouse-benefit-plan/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-spouse-benefit-plan/) https://instagram.com/thespousebenefitplan...

Duration:00:00:13