Category Archives: Insurance

5 Life Insurance Considerations for Your Military Transition

As you transition from active service, life insurance is an important, yet overlooked aspect of your post-military financial planning.  In a previous article, I discussed five considerations about your military life insurance needs.  To build on those relevant points, this … Continue reading

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12 Lessons Learned From My Homeowner’s Insurance Claim

Executive Summary This story is about my personal experience in dealing with a homeowner insurance claim for a roof replacement.  Although virtually every other home in my neighborhood experienced the same damage (from a freak hailstorm), my insurance claim became … Continue reading

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SGLI Conversion-Why VGLI Might Be Better Than Whole Life Insurance

According to the VA Department, SGLI ends when you leave the military, unless you qualify for a disability extension.  Although you’ll no longer have your SGLI, there are two ways to continue your $400,000 coverage.  If done within a certain … Continue reading

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My Term Life Insurance Policy Experience

This article is all about my experience in purchasing a life insurance policy.  If you’ve been interested in doing that for yourself, but feel intimidated by the process, then you should read this article.

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30 Day Financial Transition Challenge Day 22: Disability Insurance

Welcome to Day Twenty-Two of the “30 Day Financial Transition Challenge.”  Today’s article focuses on disability insurance. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)  As you exit the military, it’s important to look at protecting your post-military income, especially from death and … Continue reading

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30 Day Financial Transition Challenge Day 17: Post-Military Life Insurance

Welcome to Day Seventeen of the “30 Day Financial Transition Challenge.”  Today’s article focuses on your post-military life insurance needs. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) As you exit the military, you need to look at your post-military income, and how … Continue reading

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30 Day Financial Transition Challenge Day 10: P&C Insurance Policies

Welcome to Day Ten of the 30 Day Financial Transition Challenge.  Today’s article focuses on your property & casualty (P&C) insurance coverages. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) Your P&C insurance coverage is one of the most important, and overlooked, financial … Continue reading

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How To Obtain Term Life Insurance After The Military

Previously, I’ve written articles comparing the Survivor Benefit Plan and the closest alternative, term life insurance.  This article isn’t going back to rehash that discussion, but rather answer the question of “How do I go about getting term life insurance?”  … Continue reading

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FAQ: What Happens to My Life Insurance When I Leave the Military?

A common question that I’ve heard is, “What happens to my life insurance (SGLI) when I leave the military?” This is a very important question, and one that you should address when you’re looking to either retire or separate. 

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Why Whole Life Insurance Doesn’t Make Sense for Most Military Families

Life insurance is a complex topic.  When you’re trying to find the right policy for your situation, it’s easy to get confused by the different types of polices that are available.  Two of the most common types of policies term … Continue reading

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