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Ryan Guina

Ryan Guina

Ryan is an entrepreneur and writer. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies and served six years in the US Air Force. He's the primary author and editor of Cash Money Life, where he writes about money management and small business topics, and also runs the military money website The Military Wallet.


How to Get a Copy of Military Records

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Your military service is probably more valuable than you think. In addition to the training and experience you earned while in the service, your military legacy may also give you eligibility to certain veterans benefits.

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Proposed National Guard and Reserve Retirement Changes

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The Army and Air National Guard reserves are one of the military’s best-kept secrets. Where else can you find a part-time job that offers education and health care benefits, and a pension? The quick answer is that you can’t. You also can’t find a part-time job that gives you military retirement benefits and credit for the years...

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Proposed Changes to the Military Retirement System

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Members of the U.S. Military enjoy a variety of pay and benefits, both while they serve on active duty and if they serve until they qualify for retirement.

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Should You Opt for a Roth Thrift Savings Plan?

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Good news for active duty military members and civil service personnel: The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) just announced they will be offering a Roth version of the account. The Roth TSP has all the same benefits of your beloved TSP, but has similar tax benefits to a Roth 401(k), and in some ways, it is...

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Guide to Writing a Military to Civilian Resume

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Making the transition from the military to a civilian job can be difficult, especially in a down economy, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

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Deploying? Put Your Combat Pay to Work!

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Deploying to a combat zone or other area designated as a tax-free zone can be a stressful time both for the military member and his or her family. But that doesn”t mean it isn”t without its benefits. I deployed five times while I was on Active Duty, and each time I came back with different...

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Are You Eligible for Unemployment After Leaving the Military?

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Transitioning from your military career to the civilian world is a big change, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are a lot of considerations to make as well as adjustments to get used to in a new civilian life. One transition that is not always easy for military members is finding secure employment...

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Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities (HERO) Act

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Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) are one of my favorite ways to save money for retirement. IRAs offer great tax advantages and are accessible to almost everyone. However, until not too long ago, the rules prohibited some military members from contributing to IRAs if all of their income came from a tax free deployment zone. It...

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How to Save Money While Deployed

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One of the financial benefits of being deployed is being able to bank some extra cash if you play your cards right. Obviously it depends on the financial obligations you have before you deploy, but the opportunity is there. Deployments cover virtually all of your living expenses, giving most military members the opportunity to save...

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What to Do With Military Sign-Up Bonus

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I received a small bonus when joined the military. It was only $3,000, but it gave me the opportunity to buy an inexpensive car when I reached my first duty station. The military often offers cash bonus incentives for initial enlistments and re-enlistments for positions that are typically hard to fill. If you receive a...

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