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MilBlogging17 was awesome! (Oh, and FinCon17 too.)

MilBlogging17 was awesome! (Oh, and FinCon17 too.)

  MilBlogging is back. The next conference is 22-25 September 2018 in Orlando, and MilBlogging18 tickets are on sale now. They'll go fast. At the very least, sign up for the mailing list and learn more over the next few months. Those of you who've been around military social media for a while may ...

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USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions

USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions

This was the best conference yet! For those who are just joining us, last month I polled people's questions about USAA's insurance and financial programs. I brought those issues to the Digital Military Experience with USAA's Communications team, other program managers, and several executives. But first, it's ...

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“Hey, Nords: How’s Your Net Worth?!?”

“Hey, Nords: How’s Your Net Worth?!?”

  A long while back, a reader wrote: "Hey, Nords, any chance you'll do a summary post about your FIRE history? I'm really interested to hear how your net worth and income have gone up."   Life is good: my spouse and I recently pulled off an epic seven-week "slow travel" Mainland trip on military ...

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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

    We spent another Memorial Day weekend at the Rainbow Lodge in the bustling megalopolis of North Bend, WA. (Snarkasm! It's a lovely little town.) This was my second Camp Mustache, and they just keep getting better. Unlike last year's chilly rainy mosh pit, this year's Seattle-area weather was ...

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“What, me worry?”

“What, me worry?”

(I know, I know, that title reference may be a bit historical for some of you. Here's the link. ) WordPress, this blog's host, has been running a "PostADay2011" promotion with daily thought-provoking inspirational questions. The kickstarter for Tuesday 28 June was "What have you feared that turned out to be much ...

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Dealing with “retiree guilt”

Dealing with “retiree guilt”

  "Retiree guilt"?!? I don't remember that subject being raised at any of the transition seminars. However the early-retirement discussion boards are full of this unexpected speed bump. It can be an especially surprising source of stress in families. It's the retiree's equivalent of survivor guilt. Instead ...

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