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Insurance for a young adult
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Insurance for a young adult

. My all-time favorite reader asked these questions: So USAA dropped off a bunch of ROTC-specific ad campaigns, including one on renter's insurance. It reminded me that, especially with a new college ring, it was definitely time for renter's insurance. I did the quote setup with USAA and figured out the value ...

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Congress Cuts Military Pensions
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Congress Cuts Military Pensions

Let's talk about contingency financial planning. I don't mean life insurance or a medical crisis-- I mean how you'll maintain your financial independence when a leg of your retirement stool is kicked out from under you. Notice that sentence is "when", not "if". I generally ignore the news on military legislation ...

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Hanging on for the military pension
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Hanging on for the military pension

A reader writes: "I've read your book and have been following your website for a couple of years. I really enjoy your advice and perspectives and want your advice on an issue I'm having: I've focused so much energy on setting up my finances for our impending military retirement lifestyle (in five years) that I ...

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How Do I File a Military Medical Malpractice Suit?
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How Do I File a Military Medical Malpractice Suit?

A Guide to Better Understanding the Claim Process As a member of the US military you are entitled to competent medical care, but if you or a family member has suffered due to the medical negligence of a military doctor then you might be able to sue for military medical malpractice. If you feel you have a case make ...

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RV Life, A Few Things To Consider
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RV Life, A Few Things To Consider

This is a guest post by Henry Buell. (If you’re interested in writing a guest post, please see our guest posting guidelines.) Finishing a deployment can be rough - even if it wasn't combat oriented. This is especially true if it's your last deployment and you're looking down the long road of retirement. The ...

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Veterans ID Cards Can Be Scanned With QR Code Reader
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Veterans ID Cards Can Be Scanned With QR Code Reader

The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to provide adequate warning to Veterans that their Veterans Identification Cards  (VIC) can be scanned to reveal their Social Security Numbers. Anyone with an IPhone or Android smart phone can download a QR code app and scan any VIC  issued since 2004. Once scanned, the ...

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