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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 3:33pm

Here is a SAHM who takes careful budgeting to new heights. It must, of course, be noted that since her DH is military, the family is probably covered in terms of health insurance. 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-a-family-of-four-manages-to-live-well-on-just--14-000-per-year-174803218.html

"Wagasky, 28, lives with her her husband, Jason, 31, and their two young children in a three-bedroom family home in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Jason, a member of the U.S. Army, completes his undergraduate studies, the family's only source of income is the $14,000 annual cost of living allowance he receives under the G.I. Bill. Despite all odds, the family has barely any credit card debt, no car payment, and no mortgage to speak of."

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"By the time Wagasky's husband came home from Iraq, they had managed to scrape together the $30,000 they needed for a downpayment on a home. 


"But we decided the best option would be not to have a mortgage payment at all," she said. "We found a fixer-upper that didn't have a kitchen ... and we paid cash." "

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Registered: 03-01-2013
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:30pm
I haven't seen the paper in 25 years so I can't tell you every.single.thing on it. It was an honorable discharge that was filed after 6 months of leaving the military. Again, if you are familiar with the military, you will know that you can not get a honorable discharge if you are kicked out. So your assumptions are wrong.
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:41pm

I suspect the OP's military is the Super Sekrit Sparkley Military where they don't get DD214s; they just leave a letter of resignation on their bunks and go home.

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Kitty

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Registered: 03-01-2013
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:44pm
Sorry your assumptions were wrong Puss. I have been saying this from the beginning but it seems you wanted to believe otherwise. Not everyone who leaves the military on their own gets kicked out. I am sure you are well aware of this.
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:45pm

rosenylund wrote:
Sorry your assumptions were wrong Puss. I have been saying this from the beginning but it seems you wanted to believe otherwise. Not everyone who leaves the military on their own gets kicked out. I am sure you are well aware of this.

Why would I be well aware of something that didn't happen?

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"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Registered: 03-01-2013
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:49pm
Again, thanks for understanding now what really happened and not a story you had made up. lol.
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:50pm

rosenylund wrote:
I haven't seen the paper in 25 years so I can't tell you every.single.thing on it. It was an honorable discharge that was filed after 6 months of leaving the military. Again, if you are familiar with the military, you will know that you can not get a honorable discharge if you are kicked out. So your assumptions are wrong.
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I never said he was kicked out, I said that he did not just quit.  Neither "kicked out" or "quit" are stated reasons for seperation.

Here is a list of the most commom reasons for discharge:

  • Expiration of Term of Service (ETS)
  • Reaching the maximum age limit
  • High Year Tenure (reaching the maximum allowable time-in-grade, and not selected for promotion)
  • Disability, Dependency, or Hardship
  • Pregnancy/Parenthood
  • Personality Disorder
  • Condition not a disability
  • Physical or Mental Conditions that interfere with military service resulting in being placed on the Temporary or Permanent Disability Retirement Lists
  • Convenience of The Government/Secretarial Authority (voluntary redundancy due to funding cutbacks, for example)
  • Unsuitability
  • Misconduct – Minor Disciplinary Infractions
  • Misconduct – Drug Abuse with and without administrative review board
  • Misconduct – Commission of a serious offense
  • Entry-Level Performance and Conduct
  • Resignation (available to officers only)
  • Reduction in Force (RIF)
  • Uncharacterized if discharged within the first 180 days of service and no misconduct found in service member's record
  • Punitive Discharges – Bad Conduct Discharge issued by either Special Court Martial or General Court Martial only. Dishonorable Discharge issued by a General Court Martial only

Resignation is only an option for officers, unless I am mistaken the person you are talking about was enlisted. 

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:59pm
Thanks for all your info. Again, I don't have the papers in front of me. I did see them 25 years ago and the person KNOWS how they left they just don't remember the exact wording from that long ago.
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 2:54pm
I looked at that Frugal Lady's menus. I didn't see any abundance of overly processed stuff. I did think it was weird she had the homemade oatmeal "mix." Why not just oatmeal? I would not want to live the way she lives for long. But I don't think it's neglectful or abusive or that the chikdren are unduly deprived.
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Registered: 03-01-2013
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 2:58pm
No, don't think the kids are deprived but I did notice a lot of canned foods which I know is a no-no on this board. lol.
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 3:21pm
We're there canned foods in the recipes? I didn't notice a lot of canned foods.

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