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Should You Attend FinCon15?

Should You Attend FinCon15?

  Spoiler alert for financial advisors, personal-finance bloggers, and entrepreneurs: Yes! It'll boost your financial independence. FinCon15 is the fifth of the series, and it promises to be better than ever. It's grown from its first gathering of 150 personal-finance bloggers to over 500 bloggers, ...

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Survey: “How Do You Learn Online?”

Survey:  “How Do You Learn Online?”

[Nords note:  Here's a bonus post from VetLaunched.org with questions about how veterans learn.  Please feel free to spread the word on social media and your blogs.  If you're a military veteran, please take the survey to help improve online training for veteran entrepreneurs! In the meantime, I'm still in Spain. ...

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Preparing For The Unexpected

Preparing For The Unexpected

This post is brought to you by Army veteran James Hinton.   (If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.) In early 2007 things were looking pretty good. I had just redeployed back to Ft. Hood after my third combat tour. I was an E-6 who had just become ...

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Book Review: Energize Your Retirement (!)

Book Review:  Energize Your Retirement (!)

  One of the tropes of financial independence is the perpetual question about leaving the workforce: "But... but... but what will I do all day?!?" It's by far the most popular question. Oddly enough, it answers itself. When you're saving and investing, you're worried about decades of inflation and rising ...

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Six Wins On 2015 Military Benefits

Six Wins On 2015 Military Benefits

There's plenty of bad news and unhappiness about the drawdown. For the first time since the pay gap was declared "closed" in 2008, Congress has only raised military pay by 1%. Their 2015 defense spending authorization falls behind their own goal of raising pay at the same rate as the Employer Cost Index. Not only ...

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