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Get Help With Your Tax Returns!

Get Help With Your Tax Returns!

    [This post is brought to you by Patrick Weinert, who's making an encore appearance.  You can find his previous post in the "Related articles" section at the bottom.  If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.]     When I ...

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Go Ahead, Buy a home when you leave Active Duty*

Go Ahead, Buy a home when you leave Active Duty*

This is a friendly rebuttal to Nords’ recent post Don’t Buy a Home as you Leave Active Duty. The GubMints family has lived in the same North San Diego home we bought back in 2000, 4 months after leaving Active Duty. I’m here to show you that you CAN make it happen, but not without sacrifice. Post Length: ~ 1750 Words ...

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Don’t Buy A Home When You Leave Active Duty

Don’t Buy A Home When You Leave Active Duty

  Over three years ago, I suggested that buying a home on active duty is setting yourself up for financial failure. That post has aged exceptionally well, and now it’s time to double down. Don’t buy a home as you leave active duty, either. You’re setting yourself up for more financial failure and a heartache ...

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A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

[This post is brought to you by Stephanie Montague of Poppin' Smoke, where you can learn more about your military travel benefits and opportunities. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines!]   Living in Washington, DC, my husband and I saw it all ...

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How to Maximize the BRS If You Decide to Opt-In

How to Maximize the BRS If You Decide to Opt-In

[This post is brought to you by Dan, who’s done a lot of data runs with the BRS calculator.  His new website KeepInvestingSimpleStupid.com is freshly launched, so please check on its progress! If you’re interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, then see our posting guidelines.]     ...

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Coping With The Fear Of Investing

Coping With The Fear Of Investing

[This post is brought to you by Patrick Weinert, who knows how fear and uncertainty can disrupt even the most logical investing plan. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.]   I’m Patrick Weinert, a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, and I ...

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In Memoriam: My Father

In Memoriam: My Father

    Dean Nordman passed away on Saturday morning 18 November 2017 at age 83 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.   Dad & me, early 2002. Regular readers may remember that my father first noticed his dementia symptoms in 2008 (at age 74) yet he refused all offers of help. ...

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