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Do You Really Need An Allotment?
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Do You Really Need An Allotment?

Starting in January 2015, active-duty servicemembers can no longer take out allotments to buy or rent "personal property": vehicles, furniture, electronics, appliances or recreational gear. If you have an existing allotment in place before 1 January, then that allotment will continue until you stop it. The new rule ...

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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance
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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Note:  My Dad passed away on 18 November 2017 from end-stage Alzheimer's.  This post is about my experiences with his insurance during the years 2011-2014. There are hundreds of posts on the pros and cons of long-term care insurance, but most of them approach the question from a financial perspective. Today we're ...

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Book Review: Rich As A King
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Book Review: Rich As A King

Humor me on this post. I'll make it relevant to financial independence in a few paragraphs. [Sidebar:  If you read this post all the way to the bottom, then you'll see a fundraising link for cool swag to crowdsource the Hawaii Chess Academy.  That link (not affiliated with The-Military-Guide.com) will also give ...

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More Answers from USAA Social Exchange 2014
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More Answers from USAA Social Exchange 2014

My last post on the USAA Social Exchange conference answered most of your big questions. This post will finish the Q&A, and then I'll write one more post about the conference. USAA is improving their existing programs and working on several new initiatives. Disclaimer This is the part where I let you know that I ...

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How To Get Military Discounts On Flights
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How To Get Military Discounts On Flights

Our airlines are very much in tune with how appreciative the country is for our Service Members. After all, there are pilots, mechanics and more working in the industry who came straight from a Military career. In fact, AOL Jobs named a pilot as one of the top 10 jobs if you're leaving the military. That ...

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Book Review: Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads
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Book Review: Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

I read a lot of personal finance books. They'll talk about financial independence and budgets and saving and investing, of course. Some of them start with getting out of debt while others help you create your retirement plan. The vast majority focus on the dollars and the investment math. You would think that the ...

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