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Five Money Missteps
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Five Money Missteps

State Farm Insurance recently published "Five Money Missteps to Avoid" in their monthly magazine. (Thanks for sending this, Jay!) I'm a sucker for short lists that help you succeed one sound bite at a time. They're a quick read, they're easily compared to your own practices, and you don't feel as if you're slogging ...

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USAA: Seven Money Rules to Break
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USAA: Seven Money Rules to Break

A few weeks ago USAA article posted an article on when to break the "money rules". Here's the summary, with my comments in italics: 1. Pay off debt and build an emergency fund before saving for retirement ... ... except when your debt is of the low-rate, tax-reducing variety, such as a mortgage or student loans, and ...

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TSP withdrawal options
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TSP withdrawal options

So you've been in the military for a few years and you've been dutifully putting part of your paycheck into the Thrift Savings Plan. (If you haven't been contributing to the TSP then go read this post and get hot.) Maybe you're even maxing out your contributions.  But if you're like me, you've been so focused on the ...

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Retiring on Multiple Streams of Income
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Retiring on Multiple Streams of Income

This topic isn't tied to "The Military Guide" chapter on the Reserve/National Guard, but those military retirees frequently confront a retirement consisting of multiple sources of income. Veterans who retire from active duty will go straight to a pension, but Reservists/NG have to find some other source of cash flow ...

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