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USAA Is Branching Out

Spend enough time around military folks, and one topic is sure to come up:  USAA.  The financial and insurance company that specializes in serving the…



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Top 5 Changes to Post 9/11 GI Bill

President Obama has signed the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvement Act (GI Bill 2.0) into law.  What does this mean for you?  Lots of…



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New MyCAA Program Reopens

The new MyCAA program reopened yesterday.  I am sure the system is swamped (I can’t find out because I’m no longer eligible.)  If you are…


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We’ll Need It All

This PCS, we unloaded a lot of stuff that we won’t need for this tour:  the second fridge, the second car, vacuum cleaner, washer and…


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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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MOAA Clarifies MyCAA ???s

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has put together a nice FAQ sheet that helps to explain some of the questions about how the…


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Refunds for Montgomery GI Bill Contributions

Way more thorough and up-to-date information is available at Montgomery GI Bill Refunds. I’ve seen some questions about service members who bought into the Montgomery…


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Should You Buy Used?

Over at Wisebread, Amy Lu has posted an article called 20 Things You Should Never Buy Used. When I first started reading, I thought that…


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Hopeful News for MyCAA

So, I’m at the MOAA (Military Officer Association of America) Spouse Symposium in Virginia Beach, and I heard a neato rumor:  Based upon some comments…








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Figuring The First Paycheck

When you are brand new to the military, there are lots of things to learn.  I recently had a question from a reader, a parent,…


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A Dryer Full of Trouble

My dryer has won.  After gradually getting less and less efficient over the last few years, it has stopped drying our clothes.  It has taken…


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Save on Textbooks

If you've ever taken a college class, you probably remember being amazed at how much the textbooks cost.  Even though I've been a student off…