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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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What’s The Next Step To Financial Independence?

What’s The Next Step To Financial Independence?

A reader writes: Hi Nords, I have a few questions I'm hoping you can help me with. I trust your expertise in these matters. I am currently an E-8 with seven years to go until retirement. I am hoping I make it to 20 years active and can retire an E-9. I'll be 48 years old at that point and don't really want to ...

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Financial Independence and The Cost of Raising a Family

Financial Independence and The Cost of Raising a Family

. A few weeks ago, Darrow Kirkpatrick blogged about the cost of raising a family while you're saving for financial independence. Before I read his post, I had just finished emptying our 529 account with the final payment for our daughter's college room & board. This seems like a great opportunity to compare ...

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