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1 August 2011 Military Pay Info

A few notes of interest regarding the 1 August 2011 military payday. First, there is no reason to believe that the 1 August pay will…



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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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How Bank Deposits Are Posted

I’ve gotten a ton of questions regarding how bank deposits get processed.  I’m no banking expert, but I know a bit about it.   I will…



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Heads Up for February and March Pay

With all the excitement about the last payday, on Tuesday, February 1st, I thought that I had better mention that the next three paydays are…


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2011 Active Duty Military Pay Dates

Looking for the 2012 dates?  See 2012 Active Duty Military Pay Dates. Amazing to me, but my list of the 2010 Military Pay Dates has…


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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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Where to Retire?

Military.com recently teamed up with USAA to choose their top 10 favorite places for military members to retire.  379 metropolitan areas were rated on a…


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Ask June: She’s Smart!

I try to always read the latest bits by Military.com’s expert contributor and USAA Certified Financial Planner June Walbert.  In her Ask June column, she…


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November 2010 Mid-Month Pay

It must be near payday – my box is filled with people wondering when they will get paid next.  Here is the scoop:  military payday…


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2 October 2010 Saturday Roundup

From my good friends at USAA, a fascinating article 6 Big Hits to Your Credit Score, with actual numbers of how certain behaviors might affect…


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Foreign Transaction Fees

If you spend any amount of time outside the United States, you might find that using your credit card is handy.  In addition to the…


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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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Hanging Out at USAA

So, I am in San Antonio on a lovely trip where USAA has brought together a group of military and personal finance bloggers to tour…


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Free Chick-fil-A in San Diego

Tonight, Thursday, May 27, select San Diego area Chick-fil-A restaurants are offering free meals to military families from 4 to 7 pm.  Just show your…


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San Diego, Get Out Your Calendars

Yum, yum, yum.  San Diego is looking better every day.  I just got this flyer from my nice friends at USAA, asking me to promote…


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1 June Pay/Memorial Day Holiday

Update 2011:  This post is referring to 2010.   Here is the 2011 information, or I will be posting more information about 2011 soon.  For now,…


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Short on Cash? Where to Look

I came across this one page advice article at USAA today, and it is pretty good.  Titled Where to Go – and Not Go –…