Browsing Archive January, 2013
40 miles for Tricare Prime — or maybe Tricare Standard
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40 miles for Tricare Prime — or maybe Tricare Standard

A reader asks: What do you know about the 40 mile rule for Tricare Prime? Does it look like that circle will continue to shrink? Since a main reason we moved to our retirement location was for health care, I am concerned that the circle will force all of us to Tricare Standard. What is the word? Great question. This ...

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Dealing With Credit Card Fraud — Any Suggestions?
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Dealing With Credit Card Fraud — Any Suggestions?

My credit card data was stolen last month. I was lucky-- the thief moved slowly and there were only two charges before the fraud computer kicked in. But it was still a hassle and an inconvenience, and at first, I had to push pretty hard to get the fraud staff on the job. Of course, it's the card that I use all the ...

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Reader Advice:  Update on Ben’s bridge career
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Reader Advice: Update on Ben’s bridge career

I am now on "Chapter 2" of my bridge career. I am not sure how long this chapter will be or if there will be any more chapters. I have made the transition from the familiarity and madness of DoD civil service. It was not until I got on the outside that I realized misery loves company-- and it is alive and well ...

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Save Money by Fixing Your Own Plumbing
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Save Money by Fixing Your Own Plumbing

Everybody wants to save money to reach financial independence, but it's even more challenging to avoid unnecessary expenses. Sometimes "spending avoidance" requires sweat equity, training, and experience. Other times you can avoid expenses with a little knowledge and good habits. The trick is to find the balance where ...

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