This study investigated the effect of a mid-life career change on the financial well-being and satisfaction of career and noncareer military personnel who were retired or near full retirement. Subjects were divided into two groups: those with and those without military retirement pay. This article addresses variables affecting subjects’ financial satisfaction and financial well-being. Based on regression analysis, there were significant differences in financial satisfaction between career and noncareer military personnel as measured by The Retirement Descriptive Index. There is a difference in the two groups for those with family income above $100,000. Key Words: Career Change, Financial Planning, Life Satisfaction, Military, Retirement

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