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Top Three New USAA Products And Services

Top Three New USAA Products And Services

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  It's been a while since my last post about USAA, and they've churned out several new products. Individually they're impressive enough, and collectively they're making ...

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Posting Less, Writing More

Posting Less, Writing More

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For the next few months, I'm cutting back my posts to every other week. In terms of financial independence we could call this "unpaid leave" or a "working vacation". As some of ...

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How (And Why) To Transfer Your TSP To An IRA

How (And Why) To Transfer Your TSP To An IRA

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  After years of military retirement, my spouse just transferred her Thrift Savings Plan to a traditional IRA. That's the first step in converting the TSP funds into a ...

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Surprising Secrets Of Slow Travel

Surprising Secrets Of Slow Travel

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Earlier this year my spouse and I spent three months in Spain visiting our daughter. (She's stationed on a guided missile destroyer in Rota.) It was the longest trip I've taken ...

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Ask The Readers: Transferring GI Bill Benefits in the Individual Ready Reserve?

Ask The Readers: Transferring GI Bill Benefits in the Individual Ready Reserve?

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A reader writes: "I am a Traditional (TR) Air Force Reservist with 20 good years on 31 May 2015. I would like to retire, but I have one outstanding issue-- my Transfer of GI Bill ...

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Contribution Limits of the Thrift Savings Plan + 401(k) + IRA = ?!?

Contribution Limits of the Thrift Savings Plan + 401(k) + IRA = ?!?

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A reader asks: I'm in the Air Force Reserve and I also have a full-time job with a 401(k) and employer match benefits. I believe the max I can contribute between my 401k, ...

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Finding Your Military Work-Life Balance

Finding Your Military Work-Life Balance

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  I answer a lot of reader questions here, and I also get good advice. Today's guidance comes from a friend I've known for decades. "Unlike you I decided to make my ...

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Retiring From The Individual Ready Reserve Or National Guard

Retiring From The Individual Ready Reserve Or National Guard

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A reader asks: I'm a Reservist who has about ten years total active duty and who re-enlisted "indefinitely" in 2006. My ETS is currently 2027 (when I turn age 60). I have a ...

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Top 10 Reasons Military Spouses Benefit From Facebook Groups

Top 10 Reasons Military Spouses Benefit From Facebook Groups

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Facebook groups are wonderful things that most people probably don’t use to their full advantage. With a group, you can control who is in the group and even if the group can be ...

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Course Review: “Write A Blog People Will Read” and FREE WordPress Videos

Course Review: “Write A Blog People Will Read” and FREE WordPress Videos

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Over 18 million WordPress blogs were created in 2014, and today there may be 500 million blogs around the world.* (I'm not even counting Facebook, Linkedin, or Twitter writers.) ...

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