Browsing Archive March, 2013
Military Benefits After One Enlistment
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Military Benefits After One Enlistment

Here's a relatively complicated post about an apparently straightforward subject, and I'm counting on you servicemembers & veterans to cover anything that I miss! A reader writes: "I was curious whether there are any benefits for people who got an honorable discharge after finishing the six-year obligation ...

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USAA and membership growth
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USAA and membership growth

I received a great comment on an older post about USAA. As I answered it I realized that I'd written an entire new post in the subject, so I'll just put up the answer here and link back to the other post. I'll also add in feedback from USAA's staff. Here's the entire comment before I break it down to answer ...

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Guest Post Wednesday: “Thinking of Retiring Abroad?  Buy Homes in Costa Rica! Check Out A ‘Dual Guide’ On What You Need to Know!”
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Guest Post Wednesday: “Thinking of Retiring Abroad? Buy Homes in Costa Rica! Check Out A ‘Dual Guide’ On What You Need to Know!”

"Are you thinking of retiring abroad to enjoy ‘the good life’ after decades of dedicated, back-breaking labor, and you want to know how Costa Rica real estate is doing?" (Editor's note:  Today's Guest Post Wednesday features an unusual spin on financial independence.  The expert who's interviewed for this post spent ...

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Joining the Military During a Drawdown
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Joining the Military During a Drawdown

A reader writes: Nords, can you talk to me about my son joining the military? Here are some things we are wondering about. Times are changing and the way it's run doesn't give the kids the options like they used to. For example we are told they are releasing them at four years and not letting them sign back up. A ...

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Military Reserve Sanctuary and Active-Duty Retirement
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Military Reserve Sanctuary and Active-Duty Retirement

Here's an unusual reader question: "You seem to have a pretty good handle on the Reserve military retirement system and I would like to ask your opinion on my situation. I'm in the Reserves. I've been mobilized and I am currently in sanctuary (18 years, nine months of active-duty service) with a mandatory active-duty ...

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I Tried 23andMe Genetic Testing & Here’s My Review
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I Tried 23andMe Genetic Testing & Here’s My Review

Very long post today (3000 words) but you have the time to read it-- and it's worth reading. Especially if you're interested in genetic testing. Here's my 23andMe Genetic Testing Reviews. A genetics researcher and director of the National Institutes of Health once said: "Genetics loads the gun and environment ...

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