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5 Ways For Families To Save Money While Christmas Shopping

5 Ways For Families To Save Money While Christmas Shopping

  It’s crunch time! Hey, someone has to finalize the Thanksgiving menu, make the grocery list, and decide whose turn it is to sit next to Uncle Ted this year. And before you even have enough time to regret how many helpings of pumpkin pie you indulged in, it will be time to drink eggnog and unwrap ...

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Are You A Service Member In Debt With Bad Credit

Are You A Service Member In Debt With Bad Credit

As a young Staff Sergeant back in 2002, I found myself in an incredibly awkward position. It began harmlessly enough. My foolish attempt at living above my means began to produce a lot of heartache and misery. It started small and then snowballed into an extreme amount of debt. Over time, I began to live ...

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How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan

How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan

(Nords note:  I'd like to thank Spencer for mentioning that it was hard to search my blog posts by just the title.   He pointed me toward the WordPress plugin Smart Archives Reloaded to generate a page which will list every post on this blog linked by month, year, and title.  And thanks again, Spencer for this guest ...

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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working

5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working

A reader posted a forum comment about his co-workers: I'm always intrigued when I hear about recently retired military personnel with pretty good pensions who take new jobs after retiring in their mid to late 40's. If they want to work that's fine of course, but it's pretty sad that many of them probably feel they ...

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The Proposed 2017 Military Pay Chart

The Proposed 2017 Military Pay Chart

1.6% Pay Raise Coming In 2015 President Obama recently sent a letter to congress echoing his support for the 1.6% military pay raise. He states: This decision is consistent with my fiscal year 2017 Budget and it will not materially affect the Federal Government's ability to attract and retain well-qualified ...

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The New DA Pam 623-3

The New DA Pam 623-3

Updated on 19 November 2016 Department of the Army Pamphlet 623-3 Evaluation Reporting System Download: DA Pam 623-3 This pamphlet prescribes the policy and tasks for the Army's Evaluation Reporting System, including Officer, Noncommissioned Officer, and academic evaluation reports focused on the assessment of ...

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