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Make Better Military Money Decisions for just $19/month

Lock in the Founding member rate of $19/mo. instead of $39/mo. through January 31st, 2024!

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Download the package of the BLUF Financial Order of Operations, Deployment, and PCS Checklists!

Who is this membership for?

This is for You If:

  • You are a military member or spouse
  • You are serious about getting your financial house in order and improving financial health
  • You want step-by-step instructions and resources from a military specific financial planner
  • You do not yet need or want comprehensive financial planning or investment management from a financial planner
  • You don’t want to rely on Google and Facebook groups for free, disjointed, and questionable advice.
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This is not for you if:

  • You are not a military member or spouse
  • You are trying to get rich quick
  • You are looking for the secret or shortcut to wealth
  • You are trying to pick stocks, or beat the market
  • You are seeking a 1:1 deep, comprehensive relationship with a financial advisor

If you are looking for a more comprehensive 1:1 relationship, please visit my financial planning firm below

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Monthly Membership


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Become a founding member and get a discount from the full rate of $39/mo. if you signup by January 31, 2024 and keep this rate FOREVER!

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Annual Membership


This brings the cost down to just $15.83/mo!

Become a founding member and get a discount from the full rate of $390/yr. if you signup by January 31, 2024 and keep this rate FOREVER!

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Organize your financial life by utilizing all of the military finance resources available to you 

Military Finance Course

Step-by-step lessons covering 38 financial planning areas with over 4 hours of content. This is a detailed military financial planning education that you can lean back on at any time. 

Monthly Office Hours 

A recording of an asynchronous office hours every month to talk military finance news, financial planning topics of the month, and Q&A that I have received from members. 

Elements® Financial Monitoring App

Keep track of your finances with a holistic, state of the art financial monitoring system. I will give you a framework to monitor your financial vitals throughout the year. You'll get resources and instruction on how to keep your data current, as well as how to interpret the scorecard and use it to make financial decisions. Once I have enough data, I will benchmark the scores based on rank to show where you stack up. 

Quarterly Progress Reports

Track the progress of your accounts and important metrics to measure how you are improving and working toward your goals over time. This happens automatically inside of the Elements App, and gives you a comprehensive picture of how your financial situation is changing over time. This report helps make more astute financial decisions gong forward. 

Library of Content

Recordings, checklists, and templates related specifically to military finance. These will continually be updated as time goes on to incorporate changes as well as feedback from BLUF Finance members. 

Financial Helpdesk

Get help finding a resource, give feedback on what you want to see, or getting general financial questions answered that are not personalized 1:1 advice. 

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I'm Erik Baskin

In 2018, after graduating the U.S. Air Force Academy with an Economics degree, I began my professional career as a hospital administrator. As I was sitting in my apartment in Cheyenne, Wyoming I quickly realized that the military wasn't going to be a career for me. I was captain of a Division I hockey team in college, and I still had that competitive drive that I needed to harness into something. I knew that I wanted to start a business, I just didn't know what yet. For the next 9 months, I binged business and entrepreneurship books and researched business ideas. One book in particular called the $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau said that you should find something that people naturally come to you for, and something that you are passionate about. This was my lightbulb moment. For me, that thing has always been investing and personal finance. I was always interested in the stock market, and many times found myself in conversations giving people finance pointers. From there on out, I was dead set on building a financial planning firm to help people align their money with their values. I began building Baskin Financial Planning in early 2019 while getting my MBA and passing the CFP exam, finally launching the business in 2021 all while serving on Active Duty.

Through my time serving clients, I have realized that the entire financial planning industry is ignoring the vast majority of military members that do not want, or simply cannot afford, a dedicated financial advisor for thousands of dollars per year.

This is why I created BLUF Finance. A place where military members can go to receive straightforward, actionable education, resources, and ongoing monitoring at a price that any service member can afford.

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