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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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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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Will The Military Pay Off Your Student Loans
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Will The Military Pay Off Your Student Loans

Are you considering an enlistment, for military student loan repayment options? When you're facing a mountain of student debt and you don't even have a job lined up after graduation, the military can seem like a pretty attractive option. So should you join the military to pay off your student loans? Maybe. This ...

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Surviving An Involuntary Separation
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Surviving An Involuntary Separation

In the Fall of 2010, my Navy career was finally blooming. My promotion was in the pipeline, I had received new orders, and had managed to save up a modest nest egg. I enjoyed my job and was excited about deployment. One day while running (not long after a successful PFT), I momentarily blacked out. My Chief ...

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Being Smart About Investing In Education
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Being Smart About Investing In Education

Educational choices can be as complex and as important as investment choices however they are often not treated with the same attention to detail. Education is an investment whether or not a student is personally paying for the cost of tuition. A student is investing their time in addition to the cost of tuition. ...

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Education And The Disabled Veteran
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Education And The Disabled Veteran

Army veteran James Hinton is back with another great post-- this time it's practical advice on handling your education after the military!   (If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.) When I left the military owing to disability I found myself in a bit of a ...

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How Do Military Veterans Learn Online?
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How Do Military Veterans Learn Online?

Launch your business! A few weeks ago, Brian Richardson of VetLaunched started a survey of veteran's learning preferences.  (It's still open, so feel free to chime in with your choices!) He joined with a number of other military-friendly companies to help design better online tools for veteran education. The ...

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How much should you save for college?
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How much should you save for college?

After reading the earlier posts on kids & college (see below), some of you have already been thinking about the next question: "How can I save for early retirement and still save enough for my kid to go to a good college?" An earlier post already discussed whether you want to set aside any money for them to go to ...

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