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Personal Finance for Military Families

The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees
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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

Some states aren't very generous when it comes to helping retired veterans at tax time.
June 5, 2020
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees
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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

If you spent your career in the military, you've probably lived all over the U.S.
June 5, 2020
How to Fund a Memorial Scholarship to Honor a Veteran
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How to Fund a Memorial Scholarship to Honor a Veteran

With the help of a college or community foundation, you can establish a scholarship in the name of a loved one to help students in perpetuity.
May 24, 2020
How to Endow a Scholarship to Honor a Veteran
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How to Endow a Scholarship to Honor a Veteran

You may be able to set up a scholarship fund through a college or community foundation, or support educational programs through a charity that special…
May 24, 2020
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10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families
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10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families

Members of the military have a lot of special financial challenges that most people don’t encounter.
May 22, 2020

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Saving for Retirement When You're in the Military
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Saving for Retirement When You're in the Military

Make the most of special savings plans and new rules.
March 13, 2017
Veterans Often Miss Out on the Long-Term Care Benefits They Deserve
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Veterans Often Miss Out on the Long-Term Care Benefits They Deserve

If you qualify, be sure to collect the Aid and Attendance benefits you've earned in service to our country.
November 29, 2016
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7 Money Moves for a Smooth Return to Life as a Civilian
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7 Money Moves for a Smooth Return to Life as a Civilian

If you're considering leaving the military, remember that you'll face some key financial decisions -- from paying higher taxes to finding new life ins…
September 14, 2016
Financial Resources for Military Families
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Financial Resources for Military Families

Kiplinger's Financial Field Manual and Military Finances Special Report help answer many of the personal finance questions surrounding military life.
September 14, 2016
Leave the Military for a Civilian Job?
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Leave the Military for a Civilian Job?

Consider the benefits and tax breaks you'll give up if you take a new job.
September 14, 2016
When to Retire From the Army
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When to Retire From the Army

Does a bigger pension make it worthwhile to stay in the Army for ten more years?
September 14, 2016
Best College-Savings Options for Military Families
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Best College-Savings Options for Military Families

Take advantage of the GI Bill and a state-sponsored 529 plan. Also look into the Yellow Ribbon program.
September 14, 2016
10 Financial Tips for Military Families
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10 Financial Tips for Military Families

Members of the military have access to special benefits and legal protections that can make a huge difference in their family's personal finances.
September 14, 2016
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Preparing Your Finances for Deployment
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Preparing Your Finances for Deployment

If you’re deployed to a combat zone, the military offers financial incentives and protections.
September 14, 2016
Low-Cost Loans for Members of the Military
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Low-Cost Loans for Members of the Military

Skip payday lenders. Military emergency-relief funds and credit unions are much better options.
September 14, 2016
Saving for Retirement When You're in the Military
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Saving for Retirement When You're in the Military

Even if you stay in the service long enough to qualify for the pension, it’s important to save on your own, too. The military offers special benefits …
September 14, 2016
Estate Planning for Military Families
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Estate Planning for Military Families

Members of the military and their families have access to low-cost life insurance and legal assistance to draw up crucial documents, among other benef…
September 14, 2016
Business Costs in 2014
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Business Costs in 2014

We've got guidance on what firms can expect to pay next year for health care, salaries, borrowing, fuel, rent, shipping and more.
September 13, 2013
FAQs on Health Care for Military Families
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FAQs on Health Care for Military Families

We have received a lot of questions from military families about how the new health-care reform law will affect them.
February 26, 2013
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Now the GI Bill Is for Families, Too
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Now the GI Bill Is for Families, Too

You can transfer education benefits to your spouse and kids.
February 26, 2013
Changes to the GI Bill
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Changes to the GI Bill

There's a new cap on tuition reimbursement but better benefits for veterans and National Guardsmen.
February 26, 2013
Tax Rules for Members of the Military
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Tax Rules for Members of the Military

Don't miss out on special breaks and filing extensions.
February 26, 2013
Military Health Plan Now Covers Adult Children
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Military Health Plan Now Covers Adult Children

Tricare now provides insurance for members' children until they reach age 26.
February 26, 2013
3 Valuable Benefits for Military Families
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3 Valuable Benefits for Military Families

Here's how to make the most of these programs to improve your family's financial future.
February 26, 2013
My Story: A Soldier Comes Full Circle
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My Story: A Soldier Comes Full Circle

Retired U.S. Army officer Justino Sosa of Chicago has a new career teaching personal finance at a community college like the one that put him on the r…
February 26, 2013