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Lower Life Insurance Premiums From USAA
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Lower Life Insurance Premiums From USAA

USAA is cutting the rates on their new life insurance policies. Let me explain why in less than 1800 2000 words-- but it’s all good. I’ve learned a lot about insurance over the last 30 years, and it’s a necessary evil. We buy it to help ourselves (and our families) recover from disasters, and we only keep it as ...

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What The VA Really Does With Your Disability Claim
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What The VA Really Does With Your Disability Claim

This is the final part of a three-post series on why you want to file a VA disability claim (even if you think you're not disabled) and what goes on behind the scenes. The first post explained why you want to file your disability claim, not just how to file it.  The second post explained why you should prepare as ...

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Why You File Your Veterans Disability Claim (Not Just How)
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Why You File Your Veterans Disability Claim (Not Just How)

"Learn From My Mistakes... Without Repeating Them!" There are roughly eighty-two gazillion websites which will tell you HOW to file your disability claim with the Veterans Administration. (I'll link to some of them.) This post explains WHY you want to file your claim (even when you feel 0% disabled), and why you ...

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4 Lessons I Learned Filing For Disability Benefits
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4 Lessons I Learned Filing For Disability Benefits

  David McCauley is back with another great post!  You can see his other post, "Surviving An Involuntary Separation", in the Related Links section below.   If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.     The waiting game of collecting ...

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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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Preparing For The Unexpected
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Preparing For The Unexpected

This post is brought to you by Army veteran James Hinton.  (If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.) In early 2007 things were looking pretty good. I had just redeployed back to Ft. Hood after my third combat tour. I was an E-6 who had just become eligible ...

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