Browsing Archive June, 2016
Four Ways Physical Fitness Impacts Financial Fitness
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Four Ways Physical Fitness Impacts Financial Fitness

The other day, I just finished my last spring physical readiness test (PRT) for the Navy.  As I finished my second-to-last fitness test, I celebrated to myself—one more PRT, and I’m done!  My entire career, I’d thought of the PRT as paying rent—every six months, you pay up.  You don’t get credit for doing any more ...

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Using USAA’s Financial Readiness Score
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Using USAA’s Financial Readiness Score

It's been eight months since USAA launched their Financial Readiness Score service, and I took the opportunity for a followup interview. Susan Owens, the ‎AVP for Enterprise Advice Implementation, dug up the statistics and shared the insights that USAA will gradually roll into the new versions of the program. USAA ...

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Reduce the cost of insuring your teen driver with USAA
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Reduce the cost of insuring your teen driver with USAA

Way back in 2008, our daughter reached the age of 15.5 and took the test to earn her learner's permit. Licensed to learn. She was pretty excited about this modern rite of passage. I was pretty excited about how much our insurance premiums would jump for the next few years. This was before my blogger ...

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How Do I Plan Our Finances For The Rest Of Our Lives?
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How Do I Plan Our Finances For The Rest Of Our Lives?

I've heard from a reader a couple of times over the last few years. Here's their latest question: Hi Doug, I'd like to find a financial planner and see what course correction(s) we have to make based on our current finances. I will be officially retiring in five years but will supplement my military pension by ...

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