Browsing Archive November, 2013
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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Fixing The Fixed Indexed Annuity
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Fixing The Fixed Indexed Annuity

Let's start this post with a word-association test. Get ready to record your immediate, instinctive, reflex reaction to the following phrase: "Fixed indexed annuity". I'm going to guess that your response was not the warm & fuzzy security-blanket comfort of having guaranteed monthly income for the rest of your ...

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“Are You Sure You’re Ready To Leave The Military?”
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“Are You Sure You’re Ready To Leave The Military?”

This guest post is brought to you by Romeo Jeremiah. (If you’re interested in writing a guest post, please see our guest posting guidelines.) Anyone who has every served in the military has been asked the dreaded and oftentimes uncomfortable question, “are you gonna stick it out?” Stick it out --Military ...

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Save Just One Percent More
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Save Just One Percent More

As the National Defense Authorization Act works its way through legislative and executive approval, it looks like 2014 military base pay will go up by 1%. Housing allowances may go up depending on duty location. Estimates for the military's annual survey of food prices project that the food allowance may go up by as ...

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Seven Benefits of the VA Home Loan
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Seven Benefits of the VA Home Loan

This guest post is from Randy Prothero, a Hawaii real estate agent and team leader of “The Prothero Group” at Island Style Realty, an Oahu Real Estate Team. The VA loan is a government-backed, but privately lended, home loan available to veterans or those currently serving in the military (including active-duty ...

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How Do Veterans File a PTSD Claim?
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How Do Veterans File a PTSD Claim?

A Helpful Guide to Better Understanding the Benefits Application Procedure The United States Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that one in five former soldiers suffer from combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A wide variety of benefits are available for those diagnosed with the condition, however ...

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Book review: “Lean Body, Fat Wallet”
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Book review: “Lean Body, Fat Wallet”

Lose weight and keep it off. Save money and keep your wealth. How hard could those be?!? Each concept seems so simple, but millions of people struggle with their weight and their net worth. Even if we manage to lose 10 pounds or save $1000, our efforts are wiped out by the same old symptoms that caused the ...

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How Safe is Your Cash While You’re Working
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How Safe is Your Cash While You’re Working

Most have seen the crazy videos of clumsy robberies and ditzy criminals, but while laughing heartily at these grainy clips, not much thought is given to our own register security. Bloggers at The Norton Group say that most of thefts made by employees are done at the cash register. The worker simply makes it look like ...

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Options For National Guard And Reserve Retirement
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Options For National Guard And Reserve Retirement

I get several e-mails or "Contact me" questions every day about how to handle service in the National Guard and Reserve. Most of them I can answer on my own, and they're good questions that deserve to be discussed in their own posts. Occasionally I'm stumped by a question and I hope that you readers have seen a ...

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