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Reader Interview:  Planning For The Military Transition
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Reader Interview: Planning For The Military Transition

  What influenced your decision to join the military, and what's your transition plan to leave active duty? I always knew I’d serve in the military. My Dad and Grandpa both served in the Army. My freshman yearbook says I’ll join the Air Force and my veteran Dad led me to consider the Air Force very ...

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Separating Or Retiring While Overseas (But Not With The Navy!)
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Separating Or Retiring While Overseas (But Not With The Navy!)

A reader writes: I’ve been commissioned from the Navy’s enlisted ranks and have not yet reached eight years of commissioned service. I’m eligible for retirement and I’ve enjoyed active duty-- until now. I’d like to retire as an officer but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get to 10 years. I’m considering retiring ...

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A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
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A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

[This post is brought to you by Stephanie Montague of Poppin' Smoke, where you can learn more about your military travel benefits and opportunities. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines!]   Living in Washington, DC, my husband and I saw it all ...

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Tricky Details Of The Military Blended Retirement System
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Tricky Details Of The Military Blended Retirement System

I really wanted to use the titles "Hidden Secrets Of The BRS!!" or "Shocking Urban Legends Of The BRS Revealed-- #4 Is Jaw-dropping!!" But this is a serious life-changing decision. I've had a ton of reader BRS questions and feedback. The good news is that a group of us military personal-finance bloggers have ...

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Military To Veteran To FinTech Startup
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Military To Veteran To FinTech Startup

What influenced your decision to join the military, and what led to your decision to leave active duty? Giff Carter, Chief Revenue Officer GIFF CARTER (GC): I’m a bit embarrassed to say, but the movie Top Gun. I joined in 1989, it was shortly after the movie came out, the Cold War was in full force and, ...

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