Forfeiture of Military Retired Pay

How to Avoid Forfeiture When Working for Foreign Governments or Businesses. The Emoluments Clause is a Constitutional restriction that prohibits a person “holding any office of profit or trust” in the federal government from accepting any gift, emolument, office, or title of any kind from any king, prince, or foreign state without the consent of… Continue reading Forfeiture of Military Retired Pay

It’s Time to Wake Up

Sen. John McCain’s Oct 2017 Speech to the Naval Academy Brigade Midshipmen Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Thank you, Senator Warner. “And thank you to the Brigade of Midshipmen. Yes, I was once one of you. Six decades ago – in the age of sail – I was an… Continue reading It’s Time to Wake Up

Home Inventory & Contents Claim Tips

Goals: Write down the value of every personal property item that was damaged or destroyed (up to your policy limits) in the least time-consuming and painful way possible. Basic strategy: Document/list and value every item. Produce available receipts, photographs and other evidence. Get extensions of time if you need them by making a written request… Continue reading Home Inventory & Contents Claim Tips

Guard & Reserve Retirement

Understanding Guard Points – How to Earn Points, and How they Affect Your Retirement Members of the Reserve Corps (the National Guard and Reserves) have a different pay and retirement system than Active Duty servicemembers. The Reserve retirement system is set up with the same principals as the Active Duty system, but instead of calculating the retirement… Continue reading Guard & Reserve Retirement

VA OIG Wait Time Reports as of 19 May 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General (OIG), conducted extensive work related to allegations of wait time manipulation after the allegations at the Phoenix VA Health Care System in April 2014.  Since that event and through fiscal year 2015, they received numerous allegations related to wait time manipulation at VA facilities nationwide from… Continue reading VA OIG Wait Time Reports as of 19 May 2016

Standard Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes

The following chart details the predicted life expectancy of appliances, products, materials, systems and components.  (For homes located in Florida and the surrounding coastal region, please refer to InterNACHI’s Florida Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes.) Consumers and inspectors and other professionals advising their clients should note that these life expectancies have been determined through research… Continue reading Standard Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes

Joint VSO Letter to the Commission on Care

Posted on April 1, 2016 Ms. Nancy Schlichting, Chairperson Commission on Care 1575 I Street, NW, Suite 240 Washington, DC 20005 Dear Chairperson Schlichting: On behalf of our combined 5 million members, the vast majority of whom use the VA health care system, we write to express our grave concerns with the “proposed strawman document”… Continue reading Joint VSO Letter to the Commission on Care