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How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?
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How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?

This post is brought to you by Daniel Kopp, an Air Force officer and founder of MilitaryLifePlanning.com.   If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines. For any servicemembers who are transitioning out of the military or perhaps daydreaming about what that ...

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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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3 Steps to Retire Early on a Military Salary
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3 Steps to Retire Early on a Military Salary

This post is brought to you by Rich of RichOnMoney!  If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.   BLUF: In college I paid off $32k in student loans in a year. On a military salary I paid off a $280k mortgage in seven years. I've bought several rental ...

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2017 Military Pay Chart – 1.6% Pay Raise
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2017 Military Pay Chart – 1.6% Pay Raise

Military members will receive a 1.6% Pay Raise in 2017. President Obama recently sent a letter to Congress echoing his support for the 1.6% military pay raise over the 2016 military pay. He states: This decision is consistent with my fiscal year 2017 Budget and it will not materially affect the Federal ...

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2016 Master Sergeant Promotion List
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2016 Master Sergeant Promotion List

The Army has released the "unofficial" names of the Sergeant First Classes selected on the Master Sergeant Promotion List. Here is the full list of Regular Army Soldiers who were considered and selected for promotion to Master Sergeant. The official list will be released on May 10th. The soldiers who were ...

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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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