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4 Lessons I Learned Filing For Disability Benefits
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4 Lessons I Learned Filing For Disability Benefits

  David McCauley is back with another great post!  You can see his other post, "Surviving An Involuntary Separation", in the Related Links section below.   If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.     The waiting game of collecting ...

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Travel While You Can
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Travel While You Can

We came home from our second trip of the year in late November.  Financial independence gives us the flexibility and time to travel as much or as little as we want, and we spent nearly half of 2015 away from Oahu.   In this post, I'll answer the usual reader questions about where we went and what we did, but people ...

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Fisher House Foundation – Helping Our Military Families
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Fisher House Foundation – Helping Our Military Families

So, this is my first ever blog post of any kind so take it easy on the new kid. I currently work for a web-based company that was looking for a great charity to partner with and give back. Since I drew the short straw it became my job to find one and I went right to work. It wasn’t hard for me to determine what ...

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Book Review: “Work Rules!” By Googler Laszlo Bock
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Book Review: “Work Rules!” By Googler Laszlo Bock

When you're starting your bridge career after the military, "Work Rules!" can help you ask a few questions during your interviews. You'll be encouraged if the interviewer notes that their company is considering the book's ideas. You'll be disappointed if the interviewer has never heard of the book, and you'll use ...

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Financial Advice To Start Your Military Career
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Financial Advice To Start Your Military Career

Last summer there were many graduation ceremonies, and millions of new employees joined the workforce. In the military version of this milestone, thousands of new O-1s received their commissions and tens of thousands of other new recruits started their basic training. It's a very busy time. These new servicemembers ...

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Lifestyles In Financial Independence: Your Mortality
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Lifestyles In Financial Independence: Your Mortality

I just had another brush with the uncertainty of life. There was the time at sea on midshipman training when I fell overboard from a YP on the midwatch: miles from shore, pounding along at eight knots, seas of six feet. I was in a hurry, I let go of a ladder at the wrong second, and the small patrol craft bucked me ...

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