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Do You Really Need Retired Military Dental Insurance
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Do You Really Need Retired Military Dental Insurance

When you're on active duty, dental insurance seems essential. After all, most of us grew up visiting the dentist every six months. Lots of us spent quality time with the orthodontist. Frankly, many of us grew up eating a diet high in sugar and simple carbohydrates while perhaps not brushing or flossing often enough. ...

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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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Military Healthcare Pro Tips For Tricare Errors
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Military Healthcare Pro Tips For Tricare Errors

Tricare got me again. I've been retired for nearly 14 years, and I'm a relatively high-functioning veteran who was paid to supervise the operation and maintenance of naval nuclear reactors. I'm pretty good at working with teams and solving problems. But despite those skills, Tricare (and UnitedHealthcare) have ...

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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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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance
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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Note:  My Dad passed away on 18 November 2017 from end-stage Alzheimer's.  This post is about my experiences with his insurance during the years 2011-2014. There are hundreds of posts on the pros and cons of long-term care insurance, but most of them approach the question from a financial perspective. Today we're ...

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Is Tricare Standard good enough?
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Is Tricare Standard good enough?

A reader asks: I did five years of active duty and over 15 years in the Reserves. I just turned 60 years old and am now getting a military pension. My question is regarding Tricare. I just retired from my civilian employer and they do not offer any health insurance. I plan on using Tricare Standard for my only ...

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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?
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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

A reader writes: Hey Nords! Hope all is well. Update: I got denied for TERA and promptly got an assignment (my first choice) 24 hours later, so I can't complain too much. Question for you if you don’t mind. I’ve got SGLI and a $100K policy on my wife as well. I’ve generally steered clear of life insurance. ...

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How To Get Kicked Out Of Tricare
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How To Get Kicked Out Of Tricare

I've carried a military ID card since 1978. I'm financially independent. You would expect that I'd understand my benefits by now, but a few months ago I was nearly dis-enrolled from Tricare for not paying my premiums. To make matters even worse, I managed to thoroughly screw up our college daughter's Tricare benefits. ...

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