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A Well Deserved Pay Raise For United States Troops

In a move that has been a long time coming, it seems all soldiers will be getting a well deserved pay raise. And for those who thing soldiers are making too much money, just consider that an E1 with less than 2 years of service makes an average of about $19, 500 per year… For …

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The US Military Budget Compared to Other Countries

When we consider the military budget of the United States, we often look at many of the other programs that have budgets, and we wonder why the military budget is so high. If it were up to many individuals, our military budget would be cut drastically. But, would that be wise? Before I begin to …

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Army Finance Acronyms: What You Should Know

Everywhere you look within the Army, you will find acronyms. Sometimes they can be confusing and difficult to find the meaning of. I know that when I have “Googled” certain Army acronyms, I get a wide variety of answers and it can be mind numbing trying to find the correct answer. For those of you …

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What are the Benefits of Staying in the Army National Guard or Reserves Past 20 Years?

What are the benefits of staying in the Army Reserves or National Guard past 20 years?  That’s a question that one of my website visitors recently asked me.  I figured I’d do my best to answer it, so you can decide what is right for you.  Listed below you will see my top six reasons …

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Top 5 Budgeting Tips for Army Soldiers

In today’s volatile financial environment, having a big salary and living beyond your means does not determine personal success. No, personal success more often results from hard work, careful financial planning, careful spending and most important of all…careful saving!  As Soldiers and Leaders, you should know how to manage your income, spending and debt as …

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What Law Guarantees You Get a Pension After 20 Years of Military Service?

To some readers, this might sound like a dumb article.  But I hope you can look at it objectively and share any insights you might have with me. Most people join the military knowing that after they do 20 good years, they can retire with a 50% pension.  And if they do more than 20 …

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College Money Ideas for Military Spouses

Being a military wife or an “Army Brat” isn’t as hard as being in the military, but it isn’t an easy job either.  Military families make significant sacrifices in supporting their Soldier and the Army itself.  I believe that the military has recognized this by offering many different benefits for military families and their spouses …

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