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America Saves week is coming!
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America Saves week is coming!

Here's a quick note about an upcoming social-media campaign that's already ramping up across the nation (and at military bases around the world). 27 February-March 4th is the annual Military Saves Week.  (It's part of the 11th annual nation-wide America Saves week, which started in some regions as early as 2001.) ...

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Military Blended Retirement System Spreadsheet
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Military Blended Retirement System Spreadsheet

This post is brought to you by MilitaryFIRE.com. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.   A lot has been written about how to decide if the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is better than the US military’s old retirement system. Most ...

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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working
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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working

A reader posted a forum comment about his co-workers: I'm always intrigued when I hear about recently retired military personnel with pretty good pensions who take new jobs after retiring in their mid to late 40's. If they want to work that's fine of course, but it's pretty sad that many of them probably feel they ...

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How To Calculate A Reserve Retirement
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How To Calculate A Reserve Retirement

In response to a question from a reader, Doug originally created and published this post in 2012. The sender was seeking a Reserve Retirement Calculator, specifically for the National Guard or Reserve. Instead of referring him to one of the many Military Retirement Calculators online, Doug dedicated the time, to write ...

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Can I Earn A Military Pension And A Civil-Service Pension
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Can I Earn A Military Pension And A Civil-Service Pension

A reader asks: I served 14 years of active duty and six years in the National Guard. I received my 20-year letter. I began working for the postal service and “bought back” my 14 years of active duty towards my postal service retirement. For example I have 12 years actual with the postal service but 26 years on ...

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What You Need To Know About National Guard Retirement
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What You Need To Know About National Guard Retirement

Retiring from the Reserves or National Guard is more flexible than retiring from active duty. In the vast majority of cases, your retirement is based on at least 20 good years of service.  (A "good year" requires a certain minimum number of points or days of drill or active duty as well as complying with other ...

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