Tag: bridge career
Book Review: “Work Rules!” By Googler Laszlo Bock

Book Review: “Work Rules!” By Googler Laszlo Bock

When you're starting your bridge career after the military, "Work Rules!" can help you ask a few questions during your interviews. You'll be encouraged if the interviewer notes that their company is considering the book's ideas. You'll be disappointed if the interviewer has never heard of the book, and you'll use ...

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Stay For 30 Or Retire At 27?

Stay For 30 Or Retire At 27?

Last month I had a 2400-word e-mail conversation about financial independence. A reader asked: "I'm on active duty and struggling with the idea of getting out at 27 years to start a bridge career. If I wait three more years to get my full 30, the longevity pay raise and my extra years of service mean that my pension ...

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Eight Reasons Not To Worry About Military Retirement

Eight Reasons Not To Worry About Military Retirement

A new military retiree asked a very good question on a financial independence forum: I am going through a big life transition where I'm taking about a 60% cut in pay. Fortunately, it is a military pension and my monthly budget is lower than what I will get paid. I feel that I’m set for my transition and I can take my ...

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Military retirement lessons learned

Military retirement lessons learned

A friend's spouse retired from the military a little over a year ago, and I asked them to review "The Military Guide". This relatively new retiree has a shadowbox full of awards and medals. They didn't make E-9 (or O-9) but they were on the short list. Their military pension is well into five figures. A typical bridge ...

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Reader Advice:  Update on Ben’s bridge career

Reader Advice: Update on Ben’s bridge career

      I am now on "Chapter 2" of my bridge career. I am not sure how long this chapter will be or if there will be any more chapters. I have made the transition from the familiarity and madness of DoD civil service. It was not until I got on the outside that I realized misery loves ...

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Will you work after military retirement?

Will you work after military retirement?

(You're reading today's post while I'm starting the USAA blogger conference.  Sorry, I won't be livecasting to Facebook or Twitter every 10 minutes-- I'll be paying attention to the speakers and asking good questions!  I'll also try to have a conference wrapup post ready to go for Monday.) A reader asks a ...

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