A reader writes: I have been digging for answers and am just getting more confused. Could you help me understand or steer me in the right direction to determine if I have earned the 'ability' to retire? Here is my circumstance: - Resigned from active duty in December 1992 - Accepted an appointment in the Inactive Reserve USAF I have … [Read more...] about Reserve Retirement Eligibility
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A reader asks: I will be retiring from the Reserves later this year and reaching age 60 a month after that. Which Tricare will I be under? Will it cost me anything? I am still employed in a civilian job with a city that offers Blue Cross insurance. I also have an HSA-- will this work with Tricare when I retire? Congratulations on your … [Read more...] about Military Reserve Retirement, Tricare, and Medicare
A reader writes: My spouse was selected for promotion before reaching sanctuary. He was promoted after sanctuary orders were issued, but prior to deployment. We were completely unaware of the “promotion during active duty in sanctuary” rule that would cancel his retirement orders and allow him to stay on active duty for his promotion time in … [Read more...] about Military Reserve Sanctuary, Retirement, and Time in Grade
(If you've found this page from a search engine, you'll want to read the first part of this two-part post.) This post answers the rest of a reader's question: "I was curious whether there are any benefits for people who got an honorable discharge after finishing the six-year obligation they signed up for but chose to not stay in until military … [Read more...] about Military Benefits After One Enlistment (part 2 of 2)
Here's a relatively complicated post about an apparently straightforward subject, and I'm counting on you servicemembers & veterans to cover anything that I miss! A reader writes: "I was curious whether there are any benefits for people who got an honorable discharge after finishing the six-year obligation they signed up for but chose to … [Read more...] about Military Benefits After One Enlistment
Very long post today (3000 words) but you have the time to read it-- and it's worth reading. Especially if you're interested in genetic testing. Here's my 23andMe Genetic Testing Reviews. A genetics researcher and director of the National Institutes of Health once said: "Genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger." I think a more … [Read more...] about I Tried 23andMe Genetic Testing & Here’s My Review
[Long post today: nearly 3000 words. Take the weekend to read it, and spend some time digging into the links. This analysis may not save your life, but it can certainly save your finances.] A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a representative of the nonprofit organization LIFE: "As more and more Baby Boomers enter their retirement years, … [Read more...] about Interview: What’s Wrong With Long-term Care Insurance?
This guest post is brought to you by George Papas. As a veteran, I have taken advantage of a number of benefits that have been a huge help to me and my family over the years. You too may be eligible for some of these benefits, so I thought I’d provide a bit more information on a few of the main ones that are available to United … [Read more...] about Guest Post Wednesday: Financial Relief for Veterans
Welcome to The Military Guide, where we promote financial independence for members of the U.S. military -- and retirement on their terms. Guest posts from business sites (or copywriters writing for business sites) are subject to a sponsorship fee and very high standards. We do not sell guest posts or links for SEO Purposes. (see below). We … [Read more...] about Advertise on The Military Guide
This guest post is brought to you by Eddie Wills. For those of us who have had to put together War Plans/OPLANs on a military staff, we all know the importance of an Exit Strategy. The late great author Dr. Steven R Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” knew this as well. His first (and likely most … [Read more...] about Guest post Wednesday: The importance of your retirement account Exit Strategy.