Articles by Ryan Guina

Ryan is the founder and editor of this site. He is a writer, small business owner, and entrepreneur. He served over 6 years in the USAF and also writes about money management, small business, and career topics at Cash Money Life.

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New Military Retirement Plan – Proposed Benefits Changes

The Senate Armed Services Committee recently passed the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which features several major proposals, including military retirement reform, personnel reform, and headquarters and management reform. One of the primary goals of the 2016 NDAA is to find areas where the government can cut back and save money. This will come […]

Military to Civilian Transition Tips (Podcast 17) Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this podcast, I discuss the military to civilian transition, and some of the areas I struggled with during my transition. I dive right into my story, where I discuss some of the struggles I went through during the transition into the […]

VA Health Care Eligibility

Many military veterans aren’t aware they are eligible for VA health care benefits. The common misconception is that veterans can only use VA medical care facilities if they have a service-connected disability rating. Veterans with a service-connected disability rating can use VA medical centers, but health care benefits aren’t only limited to those individuals. Let’s […]

Can I Get Out of the Military Early? Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I receive dozens of emails each week. I read every email I receive, and I respond to as many emails as I can. Most responses are private, but sometimes I like to take a reader question and turn it into a […]

Microsoft Office Military Discount

If you work in the military or any other large organization, you are probably familiar with Microsoft Office products. In fact, there is a good chance you use it in your daily work activities. The good news, is Microsoft and your organization both want you to be proficient with Microsoft Office so they have partnered […]