Browsing Archive January, 2012
Sea story:  The trouble with toilet paper
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Sea story: The trouble with toilet paper

When a ballistic missile submarine goes to sea to remain underwater & undetected for 90 days, they mean it. You can't just pop up offshore from the Ocean City 7-11, send in a Zodiac, and buy a few rolls of toilet paper to tide you over. Some truly paranoid submariners (with sea stories of their own) would even ...

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Geriatric financial lessons learned
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Geriatric financial lessons learned

    I'm finally my Dad's conservator. For first-time readers, let's back up a bit on why this was necessary. Dad's Alzheimer's has progressed to mid-stage and we didn't have power of attorney. He lived independently as long as he could, but he didn't have any safety nets in place because (as is common ...

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Save or invest?
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Save or invest?

As we start 2012, it's easy to find lots of economic doom & gloom in the financial news these days. Whether it's Japan, Europe, or our own stock markets, the financial "experts" are predicting meltdown and chaos everywhere. Whenever a problem crops up in one corner of the world, it's assumed that it's going to ...

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Joining NFCU, PenFed, and USAA (part 2 of 2)
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Joining NFCU, PenFed, and USAA (part 2 of 2)

If you're on this page from a search engine or an outside link then you might want to read the previous post about joining Navy Federal Credit Union and Pentagon Federal Credit Union. They're two of America's largest credit unions with great rates on savings & mortgages. The last post also introduced USAA, a ...

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New Year’s Resolution: joining NFCU, PenFed, and USAA
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New Year’s Resolution: joining NFCU, PenFed, and USAA

Have you made a New Year's resolution to "do something" about your finances? I've been getting questions about membership in three great companies: Navy Federal Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and USAA. Many of the queries are whether you can join even if you're no longer in the military, or whether ...

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