Category: Finances
Contribution Limits of the Thrift Savings Plan + 401(k) + IRA = ?!?

Contribution Limits of the Thrift Savings Plan + 401(k) + IRA = ?!?

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A reader asks: I'm in the Air Force Reserve and I also have a full-time job with a 401(k) and employer match benefits. I believe the max I can contribute between my 401k, ...

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Can Choosing REDUX Guarantee A Military Retirement?

Can Choosing REDUX Guarantee A Military Retirement?

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  I've heard stories and answered questions about financial independence for well over a decade. I realized pretty quickly that I'd never hear it all, but I have to admit ...

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How To Build Your Credit Score After Joining The MIlitary

How To Build Your Credit Score After Joining The MIlitary

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Over 3.3 million high school students graduated this year, and nearly two-thirds of them started college. Another 1.8 million college students are receiving their bachelor's ...

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How to Become a Spy Without Leaving the Corporate World

How to Become a Spy Without Leaving the Corporate World

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Everyone wants to be James Bond — using logic, charisma, and fancy gadgets to overcome terrorists and crime syndicates around the world — but the life of a spy isn’t nearly as ...

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Making The Transition:  Federal Civil Service

Making The Transition: Federal Civil Service

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This post is brought to you by John, a fellow submarine veteran who used his military skills to make a successful transition to a similar career in the federal civil service.   ...

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Why All Nurses Should Consider the Military First

Why All Nurses Should Consider the Military First

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Modern nurses are independent, adept, and highly educated health care providers who can accurately diagnose, treat, and otherwise provide care for a wide range of medical issues. ...

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How Do You Survive A Stock Market Crash?

How Do You Survive A Stock Market Crash?

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A reader writes: "Hi Nords, I have some fears about a market crash that would derail early retirement. If I retire now in my late 40s, it would be near impossible to get my ...

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How to Avoid Dipping Into Retirement Funds Post-Military

How to Avoid Dipping Into Retirement Funds Post-Military

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Because the military looks after its own with generous allowances for living, moving, travel, and more, most active personnel can afford to build a healthy retirement fund while ...

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Stay For 30 Or Retire At 27?

Stay For 30 Or Retire At 27?

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Last month I had a 2400-word e-mail conversation about financial independence. A reader asked: "I'm on active duty and struggling with the idea of getting out at 27 years to ...

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Survivor Benefit Plan Wants Permission To Do The Right Thing

Survivor Benefit Plan Wants Permission To Do The Right Thing

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  Military Times is reporting the story that the Defense Finance and Accounting System didn't want to announce. DFAS has made military retirement (and divorce) more ...

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