Tag: early retirement
“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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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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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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The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year

The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year

  I’m a voracious reader. I was that six-year-old kid you saw staggering out of the public library with a two-foot stack of books, and 50 years later I’m still doing it. Over the first 45 years of my life I accumulated over 3000 paperbacks, which made me a fun guy to be around during military household goods ...

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