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Do you really need $2M to retire?!?

Do you really need $2M to retire?!?

    (Today's post was suggested by my daughter, who keeps an eye on Gen Y financial issues...) Shortly after Hallowe'en, MSN put up a scary article about Generation Y needing to save (spoken, of course, in a creepy Dr. Evil voice) two million dollars for retirement. And if that's not frightening enough ...

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Retiring early– with kids?

Retiring early– with kids?

Let me start by saying that kids are totally worth it. (There, now my daughter can relax.) If you're the kind of person who wants to have kids someday, then feel free to start a family when you're able to support that. Off-topic for a second, if you just can't see yourself having kids then don't worry about it. It's ...

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The “fog of work”

The “fog of work”

This essay caps off the book's first seven chapters of ways to leverage your military career & benefits for financial independence and retirement. I wrote it after an exchange with Tomcat98 at Early-Retirement.org. We realized how often the daily grind of work gets in the way of planning, let alone recognizing ...

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