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Financial readiness for military service members

May 27, 2011
A certified financial planner with the USAA talks about the unique challenges military men and women face, and how to confront them.
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The wrong dress blues for this Marine

May 25, 2009
"Jarhead" author Anthony Swofford recalls how, despite needing to save money for college, he just couldn't schlep deep dish in the desert while still a member of the world's most elite fighting force.
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Tales of Service: Sharon McNary, Army

Feb 20, 2009
Sharon McNary, an analyst with Marketplace's Public Insight Network, writes about her days in the Army, and the events leading up to the awarding of her Special Service Medal.
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Tales of Service: Chris Farrell, Merchant Marine

Feb 20, 2009
Marketplace Economic Editor Chris Farrell writes about his experience serving in the Merchant Marine. "I'd do it all over again."
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Injured, but still stickin' with the Army

Feb 20, 2009
Army Sgt. Angel Herrera drove trucks for an engineering unit in Afghanistan until serious wounds from a rocket-propelled grenade ended her tour of duty. But she's not ready to give up her stripes.
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He's not leaving any soldier behind

Feb 20, 2009
Patrick Sowers found a good job with higher pay and less work than he'd known as an Army sergeant. That bothered him. He's been paying back ever since, to the benefit of thousands of people in uniform.
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She's a veteran of charities' pleas

Feb 20, 2009
Yvonne Oppenheimer's brother couldn't say no to charities claiming to raise money for veterans. Now, even though he's deceased, the solicitations keep coming. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Charity, Jobs

The wrong dress blues for this Marine

Feb 20, 2009
"Jarhead" author Anthony Swofford recalls how, despite needing to save money for college, he just couldn't schlep deep dish in the desert while still a member of the world's most elite fighting force.
Posted In: Jobs

Paying a big price for military service

Feb 20, 2009
When duty called, chiropractor Daniel Bordelon didn't turn his back. The Army National Guard colonel, who nearly drowned in Hurricane Katrina, gave up his practice at a huge loss to serve in rebuilding New Orleans.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

'I will take care of my son'

Feb 20, 2009
When members of the Armed Forces are seriously wounded, their families and friends face putting aside their own careers and goals to lend support. Jeff Tyler reports on the impact of a soldier's injury on his mother and sister's bottom line.
Posted In: Jobs
 
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In-depth stories, interviews and features about the personal finance issues facing military personnel and their families during and after their service.

 
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