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Special Pays: Pro-Rated or Whole Month

I’ve had a few questions lately regarding which special pays are paid by the month, and which ones are pro-rated by the number of days…


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You Got How Much Back?

As I stumble around the internet, I hear a lot of interesting discussion regarding income taxes, tax returns, refunds, and payments.  I’ve heard of people…



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More Questions about Deductible Expenses

After writing Can I Deduct My Uniform Costs on My Income Tax Return?, I’ve gotten more questions and comments about other items that may or…


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Tax Day 2011: April 18th?

April 15th is notorious around the country as the day that federal income tax returns are due.  It always throws me off when the 15th…


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27 November 2010 Weekend Roundup

Lost somewhere in the depths of my computer, I apologize that this is late! Always making me think, Jeff Rose at Soldier of Finance does…





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Price Matching at the Exchanges

Did you know that AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) and NEX (Navy Exchange) both offer a price match guarantee?  I sort of did,…




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05 April 2010 Military Report

The April 5, 2010 Military Report includes the following personal finance items: 5 Tips to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing – Doing your taxes…well…sucks. It’s…



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Calculating Your Withholding

For military families, one of the most challenging parts about paying taxes is accurately estimating your withholding each year.  Withholding is the amount of taxes…


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Free Tax Preparation for Military

UPDATED FOR 2014: Free Tax Preparation for Military Active duty, reserve and National Guard service members and their families can access H&R Block’s Block at…


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From The 1/25 Military Report

From the 1/25/2010 Military Report at Military.com, No Change in TRICARE Contractors Get the 2010 GI Bill Guide Need Financial Advice? Featured Job: Engineering Opportunities…



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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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Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

Good news on the homefront!  The Military Spouse Residency Relief Act was passed by Congress last week and is awaiting the President’s signature. Here is…