whats the best kind of exercises i can do before going to basic in the military?

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im gettin ready to join the military, but the only thing is i dont know which branch to join yet, whether the navy or army? any advice will help make my decison, and another thing, whats some things that will help me get in with my credit i have really bad credit, deliquent for that matter, im gonna be doing debt consolidation will that help me to get in and get a security slearnce or what? and also the exersise stuff lol, any info will help. Thank you

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    David A
    November 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Lots of running, push-ups

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    November 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    push ups

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    Ronald M
    November 10, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    well if you go over sees i would suggest tuck and roll

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    November 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Being a former Marine, any and all you can think of, lol.

    Be well all.

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    Jeanne R
    November 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Stay away from debt consolidation. It shows up on your record and is almost as bad as a bankruptcy. The first thing you need to do is to get current on your bills.

    A. Have a garage sale and sell anything that you no longer need or use. Put that money towards your debt.
    B. Get a temporary part time job. At this time of year it shouldn’t be to hard to find one. Put that salary towards your debt.

    Unless you get your bills under control, you may have a problem with the security clearance. The military doesn’t like to give clearance to anyone who could be a target for blackmail or who needs money badly, and owing money can make you a target. Here is a plan that will help you if you use it.

    1. Make a budget. Make the budget a week before you get paid. A budget is not a punishment! It is a tool which will free you from ever having to worry about money again. Put everything in your budget. Especially those annual, biannual, or quarterly bills like car registration, insurance, etc. Give every dollar you are going to bring home the name of where it is going. Add an “emergency fund” category to your budget for 25 dollars and save up until you have 1000-1250 dollars. Your emergency fund will help keep you from getting into new debt because of an emergency. If you can, set up a direct transfer to a savings account for your emergency fund. That way it moves automatically and you don’t even have to worry about it. You must cut your spending and live on less than you make.

    2.First get current on all of you debts, if you are not already, and make no more late payments, if you have had any. Stop using your credit cards immediately. Do not take on any more debt. Credit cards are like quicksand only the death is much slower. Make a list of all of your debts in order of highest interest rate to lowest interest. Use cash only for your spending from now on.

    3.Pay the minimum due on all of your debts and then put your extra money towards paying off the highest interest one first. After you get that one paid off, you put the money you were paying on debt #1 (the minimum payment and the extra payment) towards debt #2. That will pay debt #2 off faster. When that is paid off, you put all three payments towards card #3 and that one will be paid off pretty quickly. As an example:

    To start :
    Debt #1 (highest interest): minimum payment+ extra payment
    Debt #2 (middle interest): minimum payment
    Debt #3(lowest interest): minimum payment

    Debt #1: paid off
    Debt #2: minimum payment from Debt #1+ Minimum payment from Debt #2 +extra payment
    Debt #3: minimum payment

    Debt #1: paid off
    Debt #2: paid off
    Debt #3:Mimimum payment from card #1+ minimum payment from Debt #2+ minimum payment from Debt #3+ extra payment.

    That way, you will get them all paid off, on time, and pay the least interest. It will also help towards rebuilding your credit since you will no longer have any late payments. This works no matter how many different debts you may have.

    4. After you get all of your debts paid off, add to your emergency fund until you have 6-12 months of income saved up. Put that emergency fund money into a liquid money market fund or into a Bank of America no-risk CD so that if you need the money you can take it out without penalty.

    5a. When you have your emergency fund in place, add a category for “fun” to your budget. Save for a holiday, a vacation, a big screen, or dinners out, whatever goal you want. Remember to enjoy your life.

    5b. When you have your emergency fund in place, start saving for your retirement. Join the 401(k) plan at work and contribute the maximum. Your employer probably matches at least part of your contribution so why give up free money? Open a Roth IRA and contribute the maximum on a monthly basis. If you start saving for your retirement now, you will probably retire a millionaire.

    5c. When you have your emergency fund in place, start saving for your next car. Only buy cars, or other things that depreciate, with cash. Save up for a nicer car. That way you get the interest instead of paying the interest.

    As far as excercises, you want to be in the best shape that you can be before you arrive at basic. Running, push ups, chin ups, and any kind of cardio or strength training excercises are good. Also anything that increases your stamina like long distance jogging.

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    Joe American usn ret.
    November 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    credit will kill your chances at a clearance – you need to straighten out that mess…exercise will get plenty in basic….but the credit – you need to work with your creditors and get current…

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    November 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I used “Credit Solution” to settle my debt and avoid bankruptcy.They managed to reduce my debt up to 58%.It’s legitimate.I came across this company on NBC News Special Edition.Check it out here:

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