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More Answers from USAA Social Exchange 2014

More Answers from USAA Social Exchange 2014

. My last post on the USAA Social Exchange conference answered most of your big questions. This post will finish the Q&A, and then I'll write one more post about the conference. USAA is improving their existing programs and working on several new initiatives.   Disclaimer This is the part where I let ...

Military Discounts On Flights

Military Discounts On Flights

Our airlines are generally very much in tune with how appreciative the country is for our Service Members. After all, there are pilots, mechanics and more working in the industry who came straight from a Military career. In fact, AOL Jobs named a pilot as one of the top 10 jobs if you're leaving the military. That ...

Book Review: Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

Book Review: Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

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I read a lot of personal finance books. They'll talk about financial independence and budgets and saving and investing, of course. Some of them start with getting out of debt while others help you create your retirement plan. The vast majority focus on the dollars and the investment math. You would think ...

Answers From USAA Social Exchange 2014

Answers From USAA Social Exchange 2014

This was my third USAA conference, and it was the best one yet. (You can read about the 2012 USAA blogger conference here and the 2011 USAA blogger conference here, or browse the other links at the end of this post.) The 2014 schedule started in the hotel lobby as we checked in on Tuesday afternoon, continued with the ...

First Lady: Female Vets Still Struggling to Find Work

First Lady: Female Vets Still Struggling to Find Work

US First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of the November 2014 issue of Redbook, and she’s using the opportunity to highlight female veteran unemployment in America. Female vets returning from the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have an unemployment rate of 9.6 percent, which is higher than both the ...

Other Writing Projects and Podcasts

Other Writing Projects and Podcasts

This week I'm sitting in a conference room at the USAA campus and touring the headquarters building, which rivals the size of the Pentagon. I'm also asking your questions and taking a lot of notes for next week's post. While I'm doing that, let me leave you some links to my other writing.   The next book ...

Veterans Day Free Meals & Discounts

Veterans Day Free Meals & Discounts

Veterans Day is soon approaching and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks! Two notes before jumping in: Proof of ...

Military Discounts Are Not Entitlements

Military Discounts Are Not Entitlements

[Nords note:  This guest post resonates with me, so I'm putting it up a week early.  Before the Veterans Day retail craze kicks off the holiday shopping season, I'd like to share this important reminder from Rick Kuehn of GruntRoll. Please remember why the holiday exists and thank your local veterans.] So, ...

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