Welcome To The Military Guide, We're Here To Help You On The Journey To Financial Independence 


Achieving Financial Independence is a lot easier if you’re going to be collecting a military retirement, but you can do it without one. It happens when you have enough savings to support your lifestyle. If you have a big lifestyle then you'll need lots of savings! If you live a simple & frugal life then you can become financially independent with less. Are you ready for us to show you how?


Check out Our Latest Posts:

A Retired Sailor, Recommends 50 of the Best Personal Finance Books Ever Written
This list was compiled from the recommendations of dozens of veterans and their families. I've personally read or used all[...]
How To Calculate A Reserve Retirement
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Earning Both A Military Pension And A Civil-Service Pension
  A reader asks: I served 14 years of active duty and six years in the National Guard. I received[...]
5 Factors You Should Consider When Evaluating the Survivor Benefit Plan
The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is one one of the most debated topics for transitioning service members. It is a[...]
Do You Really Need Dental Insurance?
    When you're on active duty, dental insurance seems essential. After all, most of us grew up visiting the[...]
The Next “Military Guide” Book
  Some of you know that I write a lot: creating blog posts, drafting the next book, answering reader questions,[...]
What Happens After Your VA Disability Claim Has Been Approved
    The Veterans Administration approved my "fully developed" disability claim-- in less than three months of processing. This post[...]
Using USAA’s Financial Readiness Score
  It's been eight months since USAA launched their Financial Readiness Score service, and I took the opportunity for a[...]
Reduce the cost of insuring your teen driver with USAA
    Way back in 2008, our daughter reached the age of 15.5 and took the test to earn her[...]