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Sanctuary In The Reserves: Only On Active Duty

Sanctuary In The Reserves: Only On Active Duty

I'm getting a lot of sanctuary e-mail, and it's partly because some of today's Reserve and National Guard servicemembers are approaching 6574 points-- nearly 18 years of service. Here's three questions from readers wondering whether they can claim sanctuary. (Spoiler: No.) Question #1: I currently have 30 ...

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Reserve Retirement: Time In Rank And High-Three Pay

Reserve Retirement: Time In Rank And High-Three Pay

  I've written many posts about military retirement, and the system is hugely complicated. (See the related links at the end of this post.)  Instead of trying to cover all of that in a humongous 20,000-word post, I've written a big-picture pillar post plus a bunch of shorter posts about specific reader ...

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Lifestyles In Financial Independence: Your Mortality

Lifestyles In Financial Independence: Your Mortality

    I just had another brush with the uncertainty of life. There was the time at sea on midshipman training when I fell overboard from a YP on the midwatch: miles from shore, pounding along at eight knots, seas of six feet. I was in a hurry, I let go of a ladder at the wrong second, and the small ...

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Getting Older In Early Retirement

Getting Older In Early Retirement

  A reader writes: I'm 42 years old and I won't be able to retire for five more years. I see that you surf. I do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and I love it. I'm interested in how your body and health are holding up. Can you still surf reasonably well? How do you feel? The context is that I want to retire early and ...

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