Browsing Archive February, 2013
Guest Post Wednesday:  5 Benefits of VA Home Loans
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Guest Post Wednesday: 5 Benefits of VA Home Loans

This guest post is brought to you by Tali Wee of Zillow.   (If you're interested in writing a guest post, please see our guest posting guidelines.) Veterans and active-duty service members who are considering purchasing a home should evaluate the significant advantages of Veterans Affairs home loans (VA loans). ...

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Top Ten Financial Bad Habits (And Three Good Habits)
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Top Ten Financial Bad Habits (And Three Good Habits)

Welcome to Military Saves Week, part of the annual America Saves campaign! Military Saves is part of DoD's financial readiness campaign, and if your military base is participating then you're probably already tired of the publicity.  But let's get a glimpse of how tired your future could be if you're not paying ...

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When do you stop contributing to tax-deferred accounts?
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When do you stop contributing to tax-deferred accounts?

A reader writes: How do you know when you have enough assets in retirement accounts so that you can stop contributing and put your money in taxable accounts? We could probably stop now but it's a hard habit to break. This is a good question for both military retirees and for servicemembers with only a few years of ...

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Sea story: the Admiral Rickover interview
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Sea story: the Admiral Rickover interview

Wow. Over six months since the last sea story? Unsat. Here we go: In late 1981, one of the new SECNAV's first acts was to persuade SECDEF and the President that it was time for Admiral Rickover to enjoy his military retirement. Over 80 years old, the Admiral had been on active duty for 63 years. He had also ...

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