TV Cord Cutting for Dummys

TV Cord Cutting for Dummys

If you arrived here via search engine, my first post about TV cord cutting addresses WHY you will want to do this.

Now here’s the nuts and bolts of cutting the TV cord.

If you want to cut the TV cord and retain the ability to watch live broadcast TV you need the first item – An Over-The-Air (OTA) TV Antenna. Continue reading


Transfer money from IRA to HSA

 

A loyal GubMints reader writes:

I’m currently serving in the National Guard.

I use TRS as our only insurance for myself and my family.  I serve in the Air National Guard, but I have an FSA available through my civilian employer.  I was wondering if I can contribute to and use an FSA to pay for my TRS premium, and any other health care related expenses?  

Can you contribute to either a Health Savings Account or Health Care Flexible Spending Account with your company while your primary insurance is Tricare Reserve Select?

I believe the answer is no to the HSA, and yes to a FSA, but I am having a hard time clarifying that research. 

Thanks!

Thanks for your service, and thanks for reading!

For my answer, I am assuming you and your dependents are all on the same medical plan and you are not split between your self ‘solo’ on TriCare with your dependents enrolled on another health plan. Continue reading


 

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A loyal GubMints reader writes:

Eddie,
First off, thanks for such an informative website.  I am … in a VTU, and I have 2 more years left…, the local NOSC seems like they want more and more from us.  I am leaning towards the IRR, but I also want to make sure that can actually be feasible with just doing correspondence courses.  I, like yourself, am way too close to lose my retirement now.  What are the major issues that you have faced in the IRR with these courses?

Thanks for reading!  It’s not easy keeping up with the Navy’s IRR Regulations.

Here’s this years’  Navy IRR Survival Guide. Continue reading