Education is very expensive and $40,000 is actually a very conservative estimate for a 4-year degree. You would get to take advantage Of the military paying 100% of your tuition while on active duty and giving you upwards of $50,000 dollars through the GIG Bill to use on active duty or up to 10 years after you get out. Since the military would pay for what would have cost you $40,000 plus, you would end up with that much more money to be able to spend on other things… Maybe even a new car!
Who wouldn’t love to have enough leftover money to buy brand new car? Another great benefit of the military is that it offers twenty-year retirement. Yes, you read that correctly-?you would only have to work for twenty years to be able to retire. Included during those twenty years, you get paid for time off! Just starting out on your first year, you get thirty days of paid vacation time. It could take twenty years alone with some companies to build up that much time off.
Therefore, if you joined the military at age 18, you would be able to start collecting your retirement money by the time you were 38. This is a great option if you plan on retiring young, because most mainstream careers don’t let you retire until you’re 65! On the other hand, if you don’t plan on retiring early, you can use the degree you acquired with your free education and start another career once your military years are over. In that scenario, you would have an income plus your retirement fund!
One more important thing that the military proposes is free medical care. Not only do you get cared for, but your family does also. With that being said, you don’t have to worry about getting hurt while on active duty because you will be taken care of, guaranteed. Your family doesn’t have to worry (as much) either, because they know you will be cared for if you ever get wounded. That also goes for you nice you don’t have to worry if your family will be taken care of, because they are guaranteed topnotch health care, too.
The greatest part of it all: you don’t have to pay a dime to receive world-class health care. Ultimately, joining the military is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You will look back on it and be proud of what you have accomplished for your country. The military gives you a feeling of having a purpose in life. Not only do you get to save/protect others’ lives, but you also get to enjoy the great benefits that come along for the ride, such as a paid-for education, twenty-year retirement, and world- class medical care.