Tag: financial independence
Simple ways to start saving

Simple ways to start saving

Short post today, folks. It's a straightforward topic and you're probably busy getting ready for the holidays! Before we start, here's another reminder about getting on the road to financial independence:  are you tracking your spending yet? If you've been doing that for a few months, then have you put together a ...

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Start saving early

Start saving early

Military compensation and the lifestyle One of Early-Retirement.org's more prolific posters, SamClem, has a very insightful comment on the military's care and feeding of its members: "The military has a highly paternalistic compensation and social structure. The medical needs of you and your family are tended to. ...

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Where do you live after you leave the military?

Where do you live after you leave the military?

I try to plan these posts a week or so in advance, and I've been following "The Military Guide" table of contents. (Of course there are detailed discussions and analyses in the book which are too long & complex for this blog-- you'll only be able to read those if you get the book!) Occasionally I'll change the ...

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Recommended Reading section has been posted

Recommended Reading section has been posted

No blog post today, folks. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! There's still enough new material here to keep you busy over the weekend.  I recently put up the book's "Recommended Reading" list. (See that tab up there at the top of the blog, the one that says "Recommended Reading"?) Tell me what you like, what you don't ...

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Six months before retirement…

Six months before retirement…

Ideally by six months before retirement the big decisions have been made. The rest is "just" a matter of executing your plans and handling the surprises. Before you start into your checklist details, take a moment to review your progress. By now you and your family have discussed the complicated issues. While ...

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