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What You Need To Know About National Guard Retirement

What You Need To Know About National Guard Retirement

Retiring from the Reserves or National Guard is more flexible than retiring from active duty. In the vast majority of cases, your retirement is based on at least 20 good years of service.  (A "good year" requires a certain minimum number of points or days of drill or active duty as well as complying with other ...

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Tricare fee increases coming in October

Tricare fee increases coming in October

    I've been getting some e-mails, so let me clarify a few health insurance questions before I start the main topic. Last month the Supreme Court upheld the key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that have attracted so much media attention over the last year. (Careful, that link ...

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Reserves and National Guard

Reserves and National Guard

Another way to get to 20 years for the pension & TRICARE Everyone who approaches the end of a military obligation has a tough decision: Stay in or get out? The decision is even tougher after the first 10 years: Stay in for retirement, or get out while it's still easier to transition to a bridge career? ...

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The biggest obstacles confronting all retirees

The biggest obstacles confronting all retirees

All retirees have to accumulate the resources to last for the rest of their lives, but early retirees (before age 65) have two daunting challenges: paying for healthcare and contending with decades of inflation. Health insurance is largely a workplace benefit, and many civilian workers feel “locked in” to their jobs ...

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