Tag: military

Book Review: Energize Your Retirement (!)

Book Review:  Energize Your Retirement (!)

  One of the tropes of financial independence is the perpetual question about leaving the workforce: "But... but... but what will I do all day?!?" It's by far the most popular question. Oddly enough, it answers itself. When you're saving and investing, you're worried about decades of inflation and rising ...

Six Wins On 2015 Military Benefits

Six Wins On 2015 Military Benefits

There's plenty of bad news and unhappiness about the drawdown. For the first time since the pay gap was declared "closed" in 2008, Congress has only raised military pay by 1%. Their 2015 defense spending authorization falls behind their own goal of raising pay at the same rate as the Employer Cost Index. Not only ...

Book Review: #MoneyChat THE BOOK

Book Review: #MoneyChat THE BOOK

  Yep, that's the title: with hashtag. Have you ever noticed how you and your friends talk about money? Some people will perpetually complain about not having enough, or needing to borrow more, or avoiding bill collectors. They're stressed out about their financial problems and worried about their debt. ...

Survey Results For “The Millennial Next Door”

Survey Results For “The Millennial Next Door”

MoneyTips.com is launching a free eBook on financially successful Millennials! Click here for your free copy! “The Millennial Next Door” is based on a survey of nearly 600 Millennials who volunteered their financial progress. They also shared their fears and regrets, and gave their advice. (Disclosure: I’m not one ...

Don’t buy a home on active duty

Don’t buy a home on active duty

. A reader writes: "My spouse and I don't have a house to use as a tax shelter. We are transferring to a new duty station on the coast for 22 months and I am seriously thinking about buying a house there. Why throw away money on rent when we can buy and have a mortgage of about half of our housing allowance? It's ...

Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

.   There are hundreds of posts on the pros and cons of long-term care insurance, but most of them approach the question from a financial perspective. Today we're going to look at other aspects of the decision: statistics, lifestyle, the process, and the lessons that I've learned. Another reason I'm ...