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Blended Retirement System and Divorce Division

The Federal government has announced a significant overhaul of the military retirement system to make it more like civilian plans with some defined benefit and some defined contribution. It is called the BLENDED RETIREMENT SYSTEM, or BRS.  Division of military … Continue reading

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Who Likes Gold Standards ?

James Rickards, in “The Death of Money,” page 234, comments about gold standards for the economy:

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Guaranteed Returns: Loans and Zero Coupon Bonds

There are at least two ways to guarantee investment returns.

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Pay back (Repay) salary to DFAS and you lose tax money

As a government civilian employee, if DFAS pays you too much in any given year and then later collects the amount back from you, there can be no way to recover up to $960 income tax you already paid on … Continue reading

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Loss of Private Goods

I recently had a chance to read Economics: A Very Short Introduction, by Partha Dasgupta, published in 2007. Page 52-54 is a passage teaching the definition of private goods, public non-exclusable goods, and externalities, and then applying these terms as … Continue reading

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