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Financial myths of retirement (part 2 of 2)

Financial myths of retirement (part 2 of 2)

Part one (the previous post) discussed some of the most common financial myths of early retirement, including "why early retirement doesn't work".  Here's the conclusion: "Your savings need to be absolutely safe." A huge investing epiphany for most military early retirees is realizing that their personal savings ...

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Financial myths of retirement (part 1 of 2)

Financial myths of retirement (part 1 of 2)

Listen to the early-retirement trailblazers: by far the most common comment of the new posters on Early-Retirement.org and other Internet retirement discussion boards is "I wish I'd started saving and planning sooner!" That's not much consolation if you're reading this during your 19th year of military service, ...

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Myths Of Military Retirement And Early Retirement

Myths Of Military Retirement And Early Retirement

The military’s retirement system has a number of advantages for retirees, but if so few veterans seek early retirement then you may rightfully hesitate. What are you missing? One element is the approval of society. Test this yourself by telling a few shipmates, neighbors, or relatives that you’re considering early ...

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When should you stop working?

When should you stop working?

  What's your future? After active duty will you retire from the military to a "bridge career", will you semi-retire to work part-time, or will you retire early and never earn a paycheck again? These questions are tough retirement issues. Like all tough questions, the answer is "It depends". It's not an easy ...

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The biggest obstacles confronting all retirees

The biggest obstacles confronting all retirees

All retirees have to accumulate the resources to last for the rest of their lives, but early retirees (before age 65) have two daunting challenges: paying for healthcare and contending with decades of inflation. Health insurance is largely a workplace benefit, and many civilian workers feel “locked in” to their jobs ...

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