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More Answers from USAA Social Exchange 2014

. My last post on the USAA Social Exchange conference answered most of your big questions. This post will finish the Q&A, and then I’ll write one more post about the conference. USAA is improving their existing programs and working on several new initiatives.   Disclaimer This is the part where I let you know […]

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Answers From USAA Social Exchange 2014

This was my third USAA conference, and it was the best one yet. (You can read about the 2012 USAA blogger conference here and the 2011 USAA blogger conference here, or browse the other links at the end of this post.) The 2014 schedule started in the hotel lobby as we checked in on Tuesday […]

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I’m Goin’ To USAA – Threepeat!

I’ve been invited back to USAA for the third time, at their fifth annual “Social Exchange” conference in their San Antonio headquarters on 4-7 November. I’ll have a chance to talk with their staff and executives from insurance, banking, investments, and other divisions. What questions would you like me to ask them? USAA started these […]

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Selling A Personal Finance Book In The Military Exchanges

This is the third post (and conclusion) in a series on writing and publishing. It stands on its own but for more context you can read about the book’s latest sales & royalties report and traditional publishing versus self-publishing. Check the end of this post for an eBook announcement! Bookstores in military exchanges Three years […]

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USAA and membership growth

    I received a great comment on an older post about USAA. As I answered it I realized that I’d written an entire new post in the subject, so I’ll just put up the answer here and link back to the other post. I’ll also add in feedback from USAA’s staff. Here’s the entire […]

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More lessons learned on insurance (part 2 of 2)

    Last week’s post covered the basic insurance issues when you’re just starting out. You’ll insure your personal property and your vehicle for the financial catastrophes that you can’t cover on your own, and you’ll control the costs by using high deductibles. Insurance expenses make it even more risky to own a home while you’re […]

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Lessons learned on insurance

    After Jeff Rose’s life insurance awareness movement, a reader asked: “Nords, what insurance do you carry?” Hunh. I’ve never thought of myself as an insurance role model, unless you’re part of a dual-military retiree couple with just one kid. Technology has certainly brought down the price of the insurance decision, so in some […]

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Tricare, vehicle insurance, and uninsured/underinsured motorists

    I’ve enjoyed military retirement for over 10 years, and in that time I’ve been lucky enough to be mostly ignorant of my Tricare Prime benefits. I found a good civilian clinic for my primary care manager (just a couple of miles from our house), and I’ve only visited once or twice a year […]

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The finances of used cars

    Well, it’s finally happened. Our college daughter is moving off-campus and she “needs” a car. She realizes that this could also be viewed as a discretionary purchase. She’s less than two miles away from campus and could easily walk or bicycle over residential streets. If she had to haul extra books or uniforms […]

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Pricing insurance and investments

    Today’s (lengthy) post has been inspired by a reader question. Let me try to stop sounding like a USAA fanboy for a few paragraphs and talk about the issues of pricing and service. “Some of my relatives use USAA and the costs on the services they get are cheaper than what we pay.  […]

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