Category: Finances
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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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 job ...

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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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“Should I Invest In Real Estate?  Or Buy Stocks?”

“Should I Invest In Real Estate? Or Buy Stocks?”

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A reader writes: "My spouse and I are in our late 60s and we've wanted to buy an investment property near our home for a long time. Our current home is almost paid for and we ...

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Tips For Investors Just Starting Out

Tips For Investors Just Starting Out

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Way back in 2013, we posted an article with timeless relevance for military service members looking to establish new careers at home. The article was titled Keys To Saving When ...

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TSP Tax-exempt Rollovers and Withdrawals

TSP Tax-exempt Rollovers and Withdrawals

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A reader writes: "Hey Nords! First, I just want to say thank you for your service and all the great things you do for the military community. I served a couple ...

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Should You Attend FinCon15?

Should You Attend FinCon15?

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  Spoiler alert for financial advisors, personal-finance bloggers, and entrepreneurs: Yes! It'll boost your financial independence. FinCon15 is the fifth of the ...

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My Financial Independence:  2014 Review and 2015 Plans

My Financial Independence: 2014 Review and 2015 Plans

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  [Nords note: As you'll learn from the details of this post, the author is an O-5 who's trying to stay anonymous. He's also written two other posts about his journey to ...

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Survey Results For “The Millennial Next Door”

Survey Results For “The Millennial Next Door”

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MoneyTips.com is launching a free eBook on financially successful Millennials! Click here for your free copy! “The Millennial Next Door” is based on a survey of nearly 600 ...

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