Saving to serve

FOLLOWING on from winter’s Army&You article on the cost of serving for F&C families, AFF F&C Specialist Katherine Houlston put your questions about the benefits of saving with a credit union to Vale...

Stick or twist?

Staff at the Forces Pension Society (FPS) tell us their in-trays are full of questions about lump sum choices when soldiers leave the Army. Your soldier’s options depend on the pension scheme they are on and at...

It pays to talk

Money can’t buy you happiness, but when the sums don’t add up it can make you miserable. From tackling debt to planning for life after the Army, talking about your finances can reap rewards. Jill Misson reports...

Financial fitness focus

Your financial situation will almost certainly change when your soldier leaves the Armed Forces. Whichever route they take to civvy street, there’ll be consequences for their pension, resettlement and finances....

Benefits to work

UNIVERSAL Credit is gradually being expanded across the country, so what is it and how might it affect you? It is a single monthly payment that will eventually replace some of the benefits and tax credits you ...

Parenthood and pay

Understanding your leave and allowances when you’re pregnant or becoming a parent can be a bit of a minefield, so we’ve teamed up with MoneyForce to make sense of it all… IF YOU are having a baby, you’re e...

Five steps to get MoneyFit

Managing your money, saving and being financially secure is important to everyone. Military life brings specific challenges that can make balancing budgets particularly difficult. Army&You spoke to the team...

Justice for widows

THE Forces Pension Society’s (FPS) campaign for all Service widows to continue to receive their pension even if they cohabit or remarry is gathering pace. As we highlighted in the spring edition of Army&...

Beware the pension liberators

There are companies in civvy street known as pension liberators which promise to release your pension and lump sum benefits early. Some unscrupulous ones prey on unsuspecting individuals, using the promise of r...