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Family Estate Planning For Your Disability
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Family Estate Planning For Your Disability

Here’s our capstone post for the year: our family's estate plan. I’ve spent the last 11 months writing about the ways that our Nords family financial independence is changing. Now we’re reaching far into the future to simplify not just our lives, but our legacy for the next few generations. Christmas 1995, ...

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Reader Interview:  Planning For The Military Transition
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Reader Interview: Planning For The Military Transition

  What influenced your decision to join the military, and what's your transition plan to leave active duty? I always knew I’d serve in the military. My Dad and Grandpa both served in the Army. My freshman yearbook says I’ll join the Air Force and my veteran Dad led me to consider the Air Force very ...

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Separating Or Retiring While Overseas (But Not With The Navy!)
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Separating Or Retiring While Overseas (But Not With The Navy!)

A reader writes: I’ve been commissioned from the Navy’s enlisted ranks and have not yet reached eight years of commissioned service. I’m eligible for retirement and I’ve enjoyed active duty-- until now. I’d like to retire as an officer but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get to 10 years. I’m considering retiring ...

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How Much Is The COLA On My Military Pension?!?
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How Much Is The COLA On My Military Pension?!?

The question was asked on the Facebook group “Military Spouse Retirement Information”: "Is there a date that is better to retire on than any other day of the year? It used to be the case that it was better to retire sometime after 1 January or 1 February. I believe it had something to do with COLA, but I don’t ...

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Get Help With Your Tax Returns!
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Get Help With Your Tax Returns!

[This post is brought to you by Patrick Weinert, who's making an encore appearance.  You can find his previous post in the "Related articles" section at the bottom.  If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.] When I was first introduced to the world of ...

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