Tag: military pension
What You Need To Know About National Guard Retirement

What You Need To Know About National Guard Retirement

Retiring from the Reserves or National Guard is more flexible than retiring from active duty. In the vast majority of cases, your retirement is based on at least 20 good years of service.  (A "good year" requires a certain minimum number of points or days of drill or active duty as well as complying with other ...

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Can I Count On A Military Pension?

Can I Count On A Military Pension?

A reader asks: "Thank you for your words of wisdom in your blog and being a source of motivation. I have a quick question and I would appreciate your advice. I have 18.5 years towards my military retirement and plan to go another 10 years or so. That would put me at 50 years old which is my goal retirement age. ...

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Asset allocation considerations for a military pension

Asset allocation considerations for a military pension

Here's the first part of a three-part post to answer the nitty-gritty details of the following question: If you're receiving a military pension, then how should you invest the rest of your portfolio? Frankly, to the majority of you readers, this will be a boring technical essay. The big picture of this week's ...

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The “fog of work”

The “fog of work”

This essay caps off the book's first seven chapters of ways to leverage your military career & benefits for financial independence and retirement. I wrote it after an exchange with Tomcat98 at Early-Retirement.org. We realized how often the daily grind of work gets in the way of planning, let alone recognizing ...

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Retiring without a military pension

Retiring without a military pension

By now you've noticed a trend in the chapters from the "simplest" type of military early retirement (staying on active duty for at least 20 years) to the most difficult (separating as soon as your obligation ends). Financially, the best early retirement choice is staying on active duty until eligible to retire. ...

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