Tag: active duty
How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise

How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise

How to Choose Your Next Duty Station Choosing your next duty station or even creating a list of potential new homes is possibly the most stressful part of being a military member. For me, on the officer side, I know that I will move every 3-4 years like clockwork and that’s at a junior CGO level. This rate will ...

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Options For National Guard And Reserve Retirement

Options For National Guard And Reserve Retirement

I get several e-mails or "Contact me" questions every day about how to handle service in the National Guard and Reserve. Most of them I can answer on my own, and they're good questions that deserve to be discussed in their own posts. Occasionally I'm stumped by a question and I hope that you readers have seen a ...

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Military Benefits After One Enlistment (part 2 of 2)

Military Benefits After One Enlistment (part 2 of 2)

(If you've found this page from a search engine, you'll want to read the first part of this two-part post.) This post answers the rest of a reader's question: "I was curious whether there are any benefits for people who got an honorable discharge after finishing the six-year obligation they signed up for but chose ...

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“Top Ten Reasons to Never Retire”

“Top Ten Reasons to Never Retire”

(A few readers-- and a lot of spammers!-- may miss the irony of this title, so let me emphasize that military service can show you how to live a life that will lead to financial independence and retirement on your terms. Each one of these top-ten reasons has a solution that will enable you to stop working in your ...

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Retire at 17 years of service or 20?

Retire at 17 years of service or 20?

    I read another good question on a Linkedin group: I am a Marine O-4 who has been passed for promotion and is looking for some advice on early retirement. I will have 17 years  of active duty by the time I am eligible for the early retirement next year. I am a pilot with experience in operations and ...

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