Reserve Retirement: Time In Rank And High-Three Pay

Reserve Retirement: Time In Rank And High-Three Pay

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  I've written many posts about military retirement, and the system is hugely complicated. (See the related links at the end of this post.)  Instead of trying to cover all ...

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Lessons I Learned Filing For Disability Benefits

Lessons I Learned Filing For Disability Benefits

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  David McCauley is back with another great post!  You can see his other post, "Surviving An Involuntary Separation", in the Related Links section below.   If you're ...

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Travel While You Can

Travel While You Can

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We came home from our second trip of the year in late November.  Financial independence gives us the flexibility and time to travel as much or as little as we want, and we spent ...

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Should You Choose The Military’s Blended Retirement System?

Should You Choose The Military’s Blended Retirement System?

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We'll see dozens of articles and calculators during 2016-17, but here's the quick answer for most of today's servicemembers: If you think you're staying on active duty for at ...

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Fisher House Foundation – Helping Our Military Families

Fisher House Foundation – Helping Our Military Families

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[This post is brought to you by Laurel Vernazza. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.]     ...

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Book Review: “Work Rules!” By Googler Laszlo Bock

Book Review: “Work Rules!” By Googler Laszlo Bock

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When you're starting your bridge career after the military, "Work Rules!" can help you ask a few questions during your interviews. You'll be encouraged if the interviewer notes ...

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Financial Advice To Start Your Military Career

Financial Advice To Start Your Military Career

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Last summer there were many graduation ceremonies, and millions of new employees joined the workforce. In the military version of this milestone, thousands of new O-1s received ...

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Lifestyles In Financial Independence: Your Mortality

Lifestyles In Financial Independence: Your Mortality

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    I just had another brush with the uncertainty of life. There was the time at sea on midshipman training when I fell overboard from a YP on the midwatch: ...

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REVEALED:  Our Asset Allocation During Financial Independence

REVEALED: Our Asset Allocation During Financial Independence

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A reader writes: Hey Nords, what asset allocation do you maintain now that you're financially independent and retired?   I retired from the military over 13 years ...

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The Real Estate Industry Insurgency

The Real Estate Industry Insurgency

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    Most great businesses solve a big problem. SoloPro began the day I decided to break into my own house. Well, it technically wasn’t my house (yet) and the ...

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