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How to Pay off $5,000 in Credit Card Debt in a Year

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  01-18-2016

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Here’s a four-part plan to crush $5,000 in credit card debt over the next 12 months.

Call it VA Loan Envy

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  01-04-2016

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Whether your financing a new purchase or refinancing, a VA home loan may be worth a close look.

Mark These Important Birthdays on Your Retirement Calendar

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  12-18-2015

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They may not hold the excitment of your 21st, but there are some key milestone birthdays associated with retirement planning.

6 Things You Should Know About RMDs

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  12-07-2015

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It pays to understand the ins and outs of required minimum distributions. If you make a mistake, you could be hit with a 50% penalty.

529 Plans Let You Give Your Child or Grandchild the Gift of a Higher Education

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  11-30-2015

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If you're looking for a gift that could make a real difference, check out a 529 college savings plan. Here's what you need to know.

5 Reasons to Be Impressed by the Survivor Benefit Plan

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  11-16-2015

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Although you may find it hard to get excited about the nitty-gritty of financial planning, SBP is a program that might buck that trend. At the very least, it's something you should consider seriously as you leave the service.

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