Browsing Archive 2016
The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year
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The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year

I’m a voracious reader. I was that six-year-old kid you saw staggering out of the public library with a two-foot stack of books, and 50 years later I’m still doing it. Over the first 45 years of my life, I accumulated over 3000 paperbacks, which made me a fun guy to be around during military household goods moves. ...

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5 Ways For Families To Save Money While Christmas Shopping
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5 Ways For Families To Save Money While Christmas Shopping

It’s crunch time! Hey, someone has to finalize the Thanksgiving menu, make the grocery list, and decide whose turn it is to sit next to Uncle Ted this year. And before you even have enough time to regret how many helpings of pumpkin pie you indulged in, it will be time to drink eggnog and unwrap presents. While ...

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How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan
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How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan

Did you know that USAA offers newly commissioned officers a low-interest loan to help them start their career? This guest post on the USAA Career Starter Loan was written by Spencer, a company grade officer in the US Air Force. Spencer is documenting his journey to financial independence using his military pay and ...

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USAA’s Digital Shift Is Saving Millions Of Dollars
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USAA’s Digital Shift Is Saving Millions Of Dollars

  First I wanted to title this post "Shift Happens". Then I wanted to say: "USAA is saving its members one BILLION dollars!" But the fact is that USAA is shifting its strategy away from brick-and-mortar member service centers and going with even more features in its mobile app. I expect to learn ...

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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working
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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working

A reader posted a forum comment about his co-workers: I'm always intrigued when I hear about recently retired military personnel with pretty good pensions who take new jobs after retiring in their mid to late 40's. If they want to work that's fine of course, but it's pretty sad that many of them probably feel they ...

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2017 Military Pay Chart – 1.6% Pay Raise
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2017 Military Pay Chart – 1.6% Pay Raise

Military members will receive a 1.6% Pay Raise in 2017. President Obama recently sent a letter to Congress echoing his support for the 1.6% military pay raise over the 2016 military pay. He states: This decision is consistent with my fiscal year 2017 Budget and it will not materially affect the Federal ...

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The New DA Pam 623-3
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The New DA Pam 623-3

Updated on 19 November 2016 Department of the Army Pamphlet 623-3 Evaluation Reporting System Download: DA Pam 623-3 This pamphlet prescribes the policy and tasks for the Army's Evaluation Reporting System, including Officer, Noncommissioned Officer, and academic evaluation reports focused on the assessment of ...

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