Search results

  1. H

    Financial Advice For a New 2nd Lt / Ensign

    not in a kiosk terminal.
  2. H

    Financial Advice For a New 2nd Lt / Ensign

    I have a reverse story. The younger son studied abroad in the Netherlands. If he used his credit in store it would be accepted. However if he used it for the train or other kiosks, it wouldn't work. I called the credit card company and authorized the use of card anywhere in Europe as he was...
  3. H

    Financial Advice For a New 2nd Lt / Ensign

    One further point, I actually try to put everything through my American Express Card or American Airlines credit card. One, because then I have to only write out one check. No, I don't like to have automatic payments. More importantly because of the points, you get. I would say when my kids...
  4. H

    Financial Advice For a New 2nd Lt / Ensign

    While I use a debit card for everyday things like going to the supermarket and of course for taking out money from the atm machine, I am against using them for major activity. I am paranoid about debit cards. Debit cards are connected to your checking account. Someone gets their hands on your...
  5. H

    Financial Advice For a New 2nd Lt / Ensign

    I disagree with you. Yes, credit cards are the easiest things to abuse. However, they are the easiest way to build up credit. I had both my sons apply for credit cards once they hit 18. First, so they have something to use while in college but mainly its the easiest way to build credit. I...
  6. H

    Financial Advice For a New 2nd Lt / Ensign

    When my son went in as a newly minted officer, they provided several speakers about the importance of investment for retirement and such. I have no idea if they go into detail as others have posted here, but he does max out his retirement contributions and he does invest in a personal Roth IRA...
  7. H

    Where would Chinese “Pearl Harbor” come?

    my only issue with accusing China of purposely leaking Covid is that their whole economy is based on making and selling stuff to the rest of the world. If everyone else economy is in the toilet, no one is going to buy stuff from them and that is what happened. Things have been different for the...
  8. H

    Where would Chinese “Pearl Harbor” come?

    They had a thing about Chip manufacture on 60 minutes. Basically, Taiwan makes the majority of the chips for the rest of the world. China has tried to duplicate its technology and hasn't been able to. Taking over Taiwan and taking over the technology would put China in control of the world's...
  9. H

    Methacholine Test

    its not supposed to be an issue if it happened prior to being 12. However, If you have symptoms after 12 or i guess being diagnosed as asthmatic after 12, then that's where the issues happen. My guess is that if you state you had asthma prior to 12, they will still ask for documentation. Dont...
  10. H

    Anyone know about health insurance post commissioning? Once my mid commissions, I presume tricare then starts to cover?

    i have the same thing except for both my sons are on the policy and obviously, I get charged a fee for having my kids on the policy If I drop off my military guy, it makes no change to the cost of the policy. So I left him on until he ages out. Its just easier to deal with paperwork
  11. H

    Need advice after TWEs from USNA and NROTC

    Was going to say to look at Purdue. Great school. My son went there but did AFROTC. Congrats. He will do great wherever he goes. The only problem with his school choice is that for the rest of his life when he mentions he went to Miami, he is going to have to mention not Univ of Miami
  12. H

    Only for pilots?

    I dont know if you were referring to my comment about flight suits and uniforms, but I didn't want to get into the other stuff they get that I really didn't want to get into. It was just an example. Of course, other parts of the Air Force may get their own goodies also. so I don't know
  13. H

    Question for the dads...

    i have the same issue in Los Angeles as my car is outside and what's worse is my interiors are usually black. What saves me is that when I go to work in the morning it's usually not that hot outside, and when I get to work I park in the basement. The only time the heat is an issue is on the...
  14. H

    Only for pilots?

    As mentioned by others, there are plenty of jobs in the Air Force that have nothing to do with flying. Many are related to flying without being a pilot but there are just as many that have nothing to do with flying. The real question is what does he want to do in the military and see which...
  15. H

    Question for the dads...

    the thing about Vegas as someone who lives in LA but used to go at least twice a year is that everything is air-conditioned. You leave your house with air and get into your car with air. Wherever you go will have air. As someone who lives in the west, it is funny (not funny haha) when someone...
  16. H

    Is it a bad reflection that I am not applying to any Plan B or safety schools?

    Same idea, different story. My friend's son who is very smart and was doing college courses in High School only applied to the Ivys, UCLA, Berkely, and USC. Didn't get into any of them even though his parents told him he needed some safe school. And when I say safety school, I mean top-tier...
  17. H

    Question for the dads...

    that and the tv remote control
  18. H

    Question for the dads...

    I am a 58-year-old dad so I guess i would be in that type of age group where we try to control the air conditioner. My father used to do that to me. My wife's uncle who is so cheap rarely allows the air on. He is has a vacation home (in a desert city) where he can adjust the HVAC through the...
  19. H

    AF decisions

    Its over, let it go or complain to the Air Force. What exactly do you want us to do about it. We all agree it sucks and it should have been better explained. My guess is that even it had been explained your son would have taken the chance as he wanted to go to the AF. As I explained, in 2018...
  20. H

    Weather Officer

    AF does love their meteorologists and sometimes volunteers those with meteorology degrees into meteorology. However, the majority still get to decide (as much as that is possible) what they want to do. As for what they can do with after they leave the military, I don't know about you but in Los...
Top