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Using Reserve & Guard Retirement Calculators To Estimate Your Military Pension

Reserve Guard Retirement Calculators

 A reader writes: There used to be a great National Guard Retirement Calculators the Army put out– you enter your years of service, total points and the multiplier and it gave you a projected pay per month for your Reserve retirement. This should be on your site– the Army has taken it down…Help the lazy […]

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The Next “Military Guide” Book

  Some of you know that I write a lot: creating blog posts, drafting the next book, answering reader questions, e-mailing other writers, and posting to Internet forums. I can type over 100 words per minute, and I’ve done it for at least an hour a day over the last 20 years. I’m also financially […]

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What Happens After Your VA Disability Claim Has Been Approved

    The Veterans Administration approved my “fully developed” disability claim– in less than three months of processing. This post stands by itself, but I’m going to skip the beginning of the story. If you want to read the earlier posts in this series then you can click on these links to learn why you […]

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Beware Of Huge Flaws In The Military Blended Retirement System

History still repeats itself, but we’re still not learning from it. Now we have the Blended Retirement System on the horizon… The existing military retirement system has been in place since the end of the last millennium when REDUX ended and the High Three pension was signed into law. The REDUX system was modified to offer […]

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What’s The Next Step To Financial Independence?

A reader writes: Hi Nords, I have a few questions I’m hoping you can help me with. I trust your expertise in these matters. I am currently an E-8 with seven years to go until retirement. I am hoping I make it to 20 years active and can retire an E-9. I’ll be 48 years […]

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What Happens When (Not Just How) You File Your VA Disability Claim

  Last week’s post explained why you want to file your disability claim, not just how to file it. Now we’ll get into why you should prepare as much of your claim as possible up front as a “fully developed” package. It’s time (once again) to visit the Veteran Service Officer.   Why you want […]

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