Category: Finances
“Should I Invest In The Thrift Savings Plan Or In Taxable Accounts?”

“Should I Invest In The Thrift Savings Plan Or In Taxable Accounts?”

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A reader writes: Nords, I’ve been tracking you across a few blogs and appreciate the military perspective. I just bought your book as well so I am looking forward to flipping ...

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“Can I Transfer My Roth IRA To My Roth TSP?”

“Can I Transfer My Roth IRA To My Roth TSP?”

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    Here's a great reader question on getting the most out of your Thrift Savings Plan: I frequently read your website and find your advice very helpful, and I am ...

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One Last Post Before The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA

One Last Post Before The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA

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  Short bonus post today: the runup to the Pro Bowl continues. Thursday's pre-game event was "Marine For A Day" up at Kaneohe. I can't show it any better than this NFL ...

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The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA

The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA

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        We're ramping up to Sunday's Pro Bowl tailgater-- and, oh yeah, the football game. Those of you who know me well are probably ...

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I’m Goin’ To The Pro Bowl With USAA!

I’m Goin’ To The Pro Bowl With USAA!

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      If you're at the Pro Bowl events next week, please stop by and say hello. I'm the 5'10" 190-pound middle-aged balding ponytailed surfer dude who'll ...

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Sanctuary In The Reserves: Only On Active Duty

Sanctuary In The Reserves: Only On Active Duty

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    I'm getting a lot of sanctuary e-mail, and it's partly because some of today's Reserve and National Guard servicemembers are approaching 6574 points-- nearly ...

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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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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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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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