Tag: military

Book Review: Rich As A King

Book Review: Rich As A King

. Humor me on this post. I'll make it relevant to financial independence in a few paragraphs. [Sidebar:  If you read this post all the way to the bottom, then you'll see a fundraising link for cool swag to crowdsource the Hawaii Chess Academy.  That link (not affiliated with The-Military-Guide.com) will also ...

More Answers from USAA Social Exchange 2014

More Answers from USAA Social Exchange 2014

. My last post on the USAA Social Exchange conference answered most of your big questions. This post will finish the Q&A, and then I'll write one more post about the conference. USAA is improving their existing programs and working on several new initiatives.   Disclaimer This is the part where I let ...

Book Review: Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

Book Review: Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

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I read a lot of personal finance books. They'll talk about financial independence and budgets and saving and investing, of course. Some of them start with getting out of debt while others help you create your retirement plan. The vast majority focus on the dollars and the investment math. You would think ...

Answers From USAA Social Exchange 2014

Answers From USAA Social Exchange 2014

This was my third USAA conference, and it was the best one yet. (You can read about the 2012 USAA blogger conference here and the 2011 USAA blogger conference here, or browse the other links at the end of this post.) The 2014 schedule started in the hotel lobby as we checked in on Tuesday afternoon, continued with the ...

Other Writing Projects and Podcasts

Other Writing Projects and Podcasts

This week I'm sitting in a conference room at the USAA campus and touring the headquarters building, which rivals the size of the Pentagon. I'm also asking your questions and taking a lot of notes for next week's post. While I'm doing that, let me leave you some links to my other writing.   The next book ...

Military Discounts Are Not Entitlements

Military Discounts Are Not Entitlements

[Nords note:  This guest post resonates with me, so I'm putting it up a week early.  Before the Veterans Day retail craze kicks off the holiday shopping season, I'd like to share this important reminder from Rick Kuehn of GruntRoll. Please remember why the holiday exists and thank your local veterans.] So, ...

One More Year Syndrome

One More Year Syndrome

Many of my posts on financial independence come from reader questions. I answer roughly five e-mails or Facebook queries for every post that you see here. I'm not just recycling my keyboard wisdom into the blog, although that efficiency appeals to my frugal nature! I'm also showing you that many servicemembers, ...

I’m Goin’ To USAA – Threepeat!

I’m Goin’ To USAA – Threepeat!

I've been invited back to USAA for the third time, at their fifth annual "Social Exchange" conference in their San Antonio headquarters on 4-7 November. I'll have a chance to talk with their staff and executives from insurance, banking, investments, and other divisions. What questions would you like me to ask them? ...

Why Military Should Buy Real Estate in Hawaii

Why Military Should Buy Real Estate in Hawaii

A few of you exceptionally brave readers have asked me to write about Hawaii real estate. Better yet, I found local professional realtor Randy Prothero to discuss the subject.   Buying a home in Hawaii could be a means to an end. Your BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) combined with your VA benefit, will give ...