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Answers From USAA Social Exchange 2014

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 afternoon, continued with the ...

Other Writing Projects and Podcasts

Other Writing Projects and Podcasts

This week I'm sitting in a conference room at the USAA campus and touring the headquarters building, which rivals the size of the Pentagon. I'm also asking your questions and taking a lot of notes for next week's post. While I'm doing that, let me leave you some links to my other writing.   The next book ...

Military Discounts Are Not Entitlements

Military Discounts Are Not Entitlements

[Nords note:  This guest post resonates with me, so I'm putting it up a week early.  Before the Veterans Day retail craze kicks off the holiday shopping season, I'd like to share this important reminder from Rick Kuehn of GruntRoll. Please remember why the holiday exists and thank your local veterans.] So, ...

One More Year Syndrome

One More Year Syndrome

Many of my posts on financial independence come from reader questions. I answer roughly five e-mails or Facebook queries for every post that you see here. I'm not just recycling my keyboard wisdom into the blog, although that efficiency appeals to my frugal nature! I'm also showing you that many servicemembers, ...

I’m Goin’ To USAA – Threepeat!

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? ...

Why Military Should Buy Real Estate in Hawaii

Why Military Should Buy Real Estate in Hawaii

A few of you exceptionally brave readers have asked me to write about Hawaii real estate. Better yet, I found local professional realtor Randy Prothero to discuss the subject.   Buying a home in Hawaii could be a means to an end. Your BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) combined with your VA benefit, will give ...

Reduce Your Driving Risks After Deployment

Reduce Your Driving Risks After Deployment

Would you like USAA to pay you $25 to take their driving assessment? They want to hear from members who are on active duty or in the Reserves (or their spouses), or who have retired or separated within the last six months. You must have returned from an overseas deployment in the last six months. The full list of ...

Survey Results For “The Retiree Next Door”

Survey Results For “The Retiree Next Door”

Today is the first day of FinCon14, and it's also the launch of a free eBook on successful retirees! Click here for your free copy! "The Retiree Next Door" is based on a survey of over 500 financially independent people who volunteered their advice. (Disclosure: I'm one of them.) You're going to learn good ...