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20 June 2011 Military Report

The Military Report is Military.com’s weekly round-up of military news.  This week’s edition includes the following financial information: 2012 Retiree COLA Watch – The Military…


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Tricare Young Adult Program Fees Announced

Today’s Federal Register has published the fees that will be charged for the Tricare Young Adult Program (TYAP).  Effective today, the Tricare Young Adult program…


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Understanding SGLI

Life insurance:  people don’t like to think about it, they don’t like to pay for it, and they sure as heck don’t like to figure…


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Free Home Inventory Software

I recently heard about a nifty new downloadable software that helps you to inventory your stuff.  You know, like we do every time we move? …


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Tricare Extends Eligibility to 26

The National Defense Authorization recently signed by the president included provisions that will allow certain Tricare dependents to purchase Tricare coverage that can cover them…


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Five Things to Do With A Bigger Paycheck

Update:  I have completely revised this article to account for the expiration of the 2010 Making Work Pay Credit. Okay, I can hear the screaming…


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Read Your Auto Insurance Policy

My daughter and I were sitting in the doctor’s office today, and she was bored.  I happened to have a copy of the warranty on…


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Preparing Your Finances For a Deployment

It is easy to think about the financial benefits of deploying, with various extra pays and tax-free pay.  However, it is important to make sure…


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USAA’s Auto Circle Launches Today

As you may remember, I spent the first half of last week at the USAA headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.  A bunch of bloggers were…


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Life Insurance

This week, I had the opportunity to visit the USAA headquarters in San Antonio and one subject that came up regularly was life insurance.  I…


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Expanding Tricare? Not So Fast

I’ve heard several questions about the new national health-care overhaul and the expansion of Tricare to cover former dependents who are under 26.  A recent…


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10 May 2010 Military Report

From this week’s Military.com Military Report, useful financial news: End of Big Annual Pay Raises? – A Senate subcommittee heard testimony that Congress should end…



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Tricare for Guard and Reserve

Are you a National Guard or Reserve member who has questions about Tricare medical coverage? I’ve found this great video that explains how Tricare works…


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The Medical Expenses Deduction

As I ran over my to-do list the other day, I made a note to make eye exams for one of the kids and myself. …


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Umbrella Insurance 101

Umbrella insurance – what's that?  I can't imagine insuring an umbrella!  Oh, that's not it.  So what is umbrella insurance? Umbrella insurance is a liability…


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Kid's Instruments: Rent or Buy?

Ah, autumn is in the air…football games, falling leaves, and the furious frenzy at the music store as families obtain instruments for their students.  With…


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Car Rental Tips from USAA

June Walbert of USAA offers advice on saving money and having the right insurance when you rent a car.