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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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How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise

How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise

How to Choose Your Next Duty Station Choosing your next duty station or even creating a list of potential new homes is possibly the most stressful part of being a military member. For me, on the officer side, I know that I will move every 3-4 years like clockwork and that’s at a junior CGO level. This rate will ...

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How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?

How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?

  This post is brought to you by Daniel Kopp, an Air Force officer and founder of MilitaryLifePlanning.com.   If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.       For any servicemembers who are transitioning out of the military or ...

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America Saves week is coming!

America Saves week is coming!

    Here's a quick note about an upcoming social-media campaign that's already ramping up across the nation (and at military bases around the world). 27 February-March 4th is the annual Military Saves Week.  (It's part of the 11th annual nation-wide America Saves week, which started in some regions ...

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Lower Life Insurance Premiums From USAA

Lower Life Insurance Premiums From USAA

USAA is cutting the rates on their new life insurance policies. Let me explain why in less than 1800 2000 words-- but it’s all good. I’ve learned a lot about insurance over the last 30 years, and it’s a necessary evil. We buy it to help ourselves (and our families) recover from disasters, and we only keep it as ...

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Marine to Veteran to Entrepreneur.

Marine to Veteran to Entrepreneur.

    (This post is brought to you by military veteran, entrepreneur, and startup founder Nick Bradfield.  If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.)   I’ve always been drawn towards challenges. One day after high school I woke up and ...

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Military Blended Retirement System Spreadsheet

Military Blended Retirement System Spreadsheet

This post is brought to you by MilitaryFIRE.com. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.   A lot has been written about how to decide if the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is better than the US military’s old retirement system. Most ...

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3 Steps to Retire Early on a Military Salary

3 Steps to Retire Early on a Military Salary

This post is brought to you by Rich of RichOnMoney!  If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.   BLUF: In college I paid off $32k in student loans in a year. On a military salary I paid off a $280k mortgage in seven years. I've bought several rental ...

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