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 (not in the Navy, at least). … [Read more...] about Four Ways Physical Fitness Impacts Financial Fitness
Archives for June 2016
The Veterans Administration approved my "fully developed" disability claim-- in less than three months of processing. This post stands by itself, but I'm going to skip the beginning of the story. If you want to read the earlier posts in this series then you can click on these links to learn why you should file your VA disability claim, then what … [Read more...] about What Happens After Your VA Disability Claim Has Been Approved
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 has over 10 million members, … [Read more...] about Using USAA’s Financial Readiness Score
Way back in 2008, our daughter reached the age of 15.5 and took the test to earn her learner's permit. 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 relationship with USAA, although by then I'd been a … [Read more...] about Reduce the cost of insuring your teen driver with USAA
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 working part-time. We have a … [Read more...] about How Do I Plan Our Finances For The Rest Of Our Lives?