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So you want to be a landlord.

So you want to be a landlord.

    Another content-heavy, link-filled post to get you through the weekend! I recently read a Reddit question that also describes how servicemembers turn into landlords: I'm in the military, eligible for a housing allowance based on my rank and typical rent levels for this ZIP code. I see the following ...

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Covering a mortgage in retirement

Covering a mortgage in retirement

    Conventional wisdom claims that retirees shouldn't carry debt. If you're going to enjoy retirement then you want to minimize your non-discretionary expenses and maximize your entertainment! discretionary spending. However military retirees (and retirees with annuities) have the “unusual” situation of ...

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DIY home improvement

DIY home improvement

It's Monday and many of you are probably at work wishing you were out surfing.  If you're stuck in a quiet air-conditioned office, then let me put up an eye-candy post that'll make you glad to be sitting there.  Sorry, no surfing scenes-- this will be noisy & sweaty demolition and construction. This post started ...

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DIY home maintenance

DIY home maintenance

Old toilet, discolored porcelain, and mineral stains       I was ready to wax our old toilet. But before I explain that teaser, let me talk about a critical aspect of financial independence: DIY-- doing it yourself. When you're working 60 hours a week (or deployed for a 168-hour ...

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Real estate: rent or buy?

Real estate: rent or buy?

Everyone in the service knows a military real-estate mogul. They're shipmates or other veterans who always seem to be looking at real estate, working on their home, and maybe even renting out a house as landlord or investing in commercial property. They may not care about the cars they drive or the best ...

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