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3 Steps to Retire Early on a Military Salary

3 Steps to Retire Early on a Military Salary

This post is brought to you by Rich of RichOnMoney!  If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.   BLUF: In college I paid off $32k in student loans in a year. On a military salary I paid off a $280k mortgage in seven years. I've bought several rental ...

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Let’s Go Streaking – But Please No Nudity

Let’s Go Streaking – But Please No Nudity

You’ve probably seen Will Ferrell in the movie “Old School”.  If so, you probably remember the streaking scene. If not, you’ve certainly heard of crazed fans streaking across a sporting field completely naked and completely alone as they dodge security. This may seem like a strange analogy for financial independence / ...

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The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year

The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year

  I’m a voracious reader. I was that six-year-old kid you saw staggering out of the public library with a two-foot stack of books, and 50 years later I’m still doing it. Over the first 45 years of my life I accumulated over 3000 paperbacks, which made me a fun guy to be around during military household goods ...

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5 Ways For Families To Save Money While Christmas Shopping

5 Ways For Families To Save Money While Christmas Shopping

  It’s crunch time! Hey, someone has to finalize the Thanksgiving menu, make the grocery list, and decide whose turn it is to sit next to Uncle Ted this year. And before you even have enough time to regret how many helpings of pumpkin pie you indulged in, it will be time to drink eggnog and unwrap ...

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Are You A Service Member In Debt With Bad Credit

Are You A Service Member In Debt With Bad Credit

As a young Staff Sergeant back in 2002, I found myself in an incredibly awkward position. It began harmlessly enough. My foolish attempt at living above my means began to produce a lot of heartache and misery. It started small and then snowballed into an extreme amount of debt. Over time, I began to live ...

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How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan

How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan

(Nords note:  I'd like to thank Spencer for mentioning that it was hard to search my blog posts by just the title.   He pointed me toward the WordPress plugin Smart Archives Reloaded to generate a page which will list every post on this blog linked by month, year, and title.  And thanks again, Spencer for this guest ...

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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working

5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working

A reader posted a forum comment about his co-workers: I'm always intrigued when I hear about recently retired military personnel with pretty good pensions who take new jobs after retiring in their mid to late 40's. If they want to work that's fine of course, but it's pretty sad that many of them probably feel they ...

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