Military Spouse Professional Gear Allowance

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If you’re a military spouse, and you work or volunteer in the community, you may be eligible for your own professional gear (pro-gear) weight allowance when you execute permanent change of station (PCS) orders.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that there aren’t a lot of things that qualify.  In particular, for orders dated… | Read More…

Smart Person Says: Mike Todd

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Mike Todd, probably best known for being Elizabeth Taylor’s third husband, was obviously a smart and driven man.  He made millions of dollars in a wide variety of industries, with wild ups-and-downs that certainly would have defeated many others.  When things were bad, Todd regrouped and began again. Perhaps much of his fortitude can be… | Read More…

Wednesday Worksheet: Dream Big

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This week’s Wednesday Worksheet is a little more touchy-feely that the ones we’ve done so far.  An important key to making any financial progress is having the motivation and commitment to make good choices.  It’s hard to have motivation and commitment if you don’t have anything that you need or want.  Anyone can just float… | Read More…

Four Ways To Combat Stress-Related Spending

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Life can be overwhelming, and when you are overwhelmed, you let things go.  This is a scientifically proven fact:  people who are already under stress find it more difficult to maintain their willpower.  This definitely translates into our financial lives.  Even people who don’t enjoy retail therapy find that they are more likely to spend… | Read More…

Smart Person Says: Rudyard Kipling

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While neither a banker, an economist, or a philosopher, Rudyard Kipling was a very smart man.  He also had a wide variety of experiences in life, living in India, England, and America, and traveling extensively.  We’ve all heard the phrase, “spend less than you earn.” Kipling makes the same sentiment sound elegant and thoughtful. “All… | Read More…

Lessons From The Millionaire Next Door

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The world of financial education lost a great mind this weekend.  Thomas J. Stanley, author of The Millionaire Next Door and numerous other insightful, research-based books, was killed in a car accident on Saturday. Stanley was known for using research to smash stereotypes about millionaires, and this showed people the type of behavior that was… | Read More…

Printable Military Pay Calendars

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Readers asked, so I created:  Below, you will find a variety of printable calendars for various military-related pay and compensation dates.  If I’ve done it right, you should be able to click on the picture to get a full-sized option, and print it.  Please let me know if you run into any trouble. Active Duty… | Read More…

Military Spouses and Driver’s Licenses

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Note:  all information and links accurate as of 8 February 2015. It’s the big question:  do I need to get a new driver’s license when we PCS to a new state?  The good news is that most of the time the answer is no.  The bad news is that there are still states that don’t… | Read More…

Powers of Attorney: General vs. Specific

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If you ask around about powers of attorney, you will hear all sorts of information, and lots of it contradicts itself.  So, what is the real deal?  When do you need a power of attorney, what kind do you need, etc?  Every person has a different situation, so every person has a different answer.  The… | Read More…