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Saving base pay and promotion raises

Saving base pay and promotion raises

(Thanks to SamClem of Early-Retirement.org for the story that led to this post!) Financial independence and retirement are accelerated by saving as much as possible in the Thrift Savings Plan, IRAs, and taxable accounts. Aspiring early retirees have two ways to accelerate their ER: earn more or spend less. ...

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TIPS and I bonds for military retirement?

TIPS and I bonds for military retirement?

Internet discussion boards have some perpetual topics. New members will constantly rediscover the same ground that has been trod by the older members, and occasionally a newbie will neglect to check the archives to see if the issue has already been beaten to death. On retirement forums, two of those perpetual topics ...

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Where to put your savings while you’re in the military

Where to put your savings while you’re in the military

Now that your budget has money to save, where should you put it? There are two basic concepts that should guide all of your investment decisions: minimize taxes and minimize expenses. There are hundreds of different investing techniques and asset classes, and thousands of different types of investments, but study ...

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Simple ways to start saving

Simple ways to start saving

Short post today, folks. It's a straightforward topic and you're probably busy getting ready for the holidays! Before we start, here's another reminder about getting on the road to financial independence:  are you tracking your spending yet? If you've been doing that for a few months, then have you put together a ...

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