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How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?

How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?

  This post is brought to you by Daniel Kopp, an Air Force officer and founder of MilitaryLifePlanning.com.   If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.       For any servicemembers who are transitioning out of the military or ...

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How To Get Kicked Out Of Tricare

How To Get Kicked Out Of Tricare

I've carried a military ID card since 1978. I'm financially independent. You would expect that I'd understand my benefits by now, but a few months ago I was nearly dis-enrolled from Tricare for not paying my premiums. To make matters even worse, I managed to thoroughly screw up our college daughter's Tricare benefits. ...

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No More Military Retirement or Tricare Prime?!?

No More Military Retirement or Tricare Prime?!?

It's that time of year again: Congress is debating the annual federal budget proposals. My e-mail and social media have exploded with outraged commentary on the proposals to overhaul the military retirement system and to get rid of Tricare Prime. How does that affect your retirement? How does that affect your ...

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Tricare or MTF: Will The Army Pay For Tattoo Removal?

Tricare or MTF: Will The Army Pay For Tattoo Removal?

Question: I have a total of 5 tattoos that fall below my right elbow. My Commander determined that my tattoos are not in compliance with AR 670-1, 3-3c(2). I've been counseled, and I understand that I've been grandfathered (which I'm extremely grateful for). Prior to the release of the new policy, I was preparing ...

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Update on Military Retirement, Commissaries, and Tricare

Update on Military Retirement, Commissaries, and Tricare

I'm getting a lot of questions about the latest changes to military entitlements and benefits, so let's answer the mail here. Repeal of the military pension COLA cutback First, Congress has repealed the COLA cutback to military pensions. The COLA cutback amendment was part of a legislative compromise but was never ...

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Medical tourism at Bangkok’s Bumrungrad Hospital

Medical tourism at Bangkok’s Bumrungrad Hospital

The two biggest obstacles to financial independence are inflation and healthcare -- yet military veterans and retirees seem to have more options for dealing with inflation. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives the American medical system a strong incentive to reduce expenses. The military Tricare ...

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