Monthly Archives: September 2013

National Guard and Reserve Retirement at the Maximum Pay


A reader writes: I need some clarification regarding your article that describes the calculation of a Reserve/Guard retired pay benefit. I’ve relied on this description in the past, but am troubled by one aspect of the calculation/description. Assume a Guard … Continue reading

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Selling A Personal Finance Book In The Military Exchanges


This is the third post (and conclusion) in a series on writing and publishing. It stands on its own but for more context you can read about the book’s latest sales & royalties report and traditional publishing versus self-publishing. Check … Continue reading

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Should You Self-Publish or Use a Traditional Publisher?


Several months ago, author Romeo Clayton asked: I’d love to hear how you went about searching for a traditional publisher. I’m currently working on another book, although I may go the self-publishing route again. Is there any particular reason why … Continue reading

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Military Reserve Retirement, Tricare, and Medicare


A reader asks: I will be retiring from the Reserves later this year and reaching age 60 a month after that. Which Tricare will I be under? Will it cost me anything? I am still employed in a civilian job … Continue reading

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