Tag: real estate
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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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 ...

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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 ...

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Real estate: rent or buy?

Real estate: rent or buy?

Everyone in the service knows a military real-estate mogul. They're shipmates or other veterans who always seem to be looking at real estate, working on their home, and maybe even renting out a house as landlord or investing in commercial property. They may not care about the cars they drive or the best ...

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