Browsing Archive December, 2010
Where to put your savings while you’re in the military
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Where to put your savings while you’re in the military

Now that your budget has money to save, where should you put it? There are two basic concepts that should guide all of your investment decisions: minimize taxes and minimize expenses. There are hundreds of different investing techniques and asset classes, and thousands of different types of investments, but study ...

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Simple Ways to Start Saving for Retirement
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Simple Ways to Start Saving for Retirement

Short post today, folks. It's a straightforward topic and you're probably busy getting ready for the holidays! Before we start, here's another reminder about getting on the road to financial independence:  are you tracking your spending yet? If you've been doing that for a few months, then have you put together a ...

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Retiring on Multiple Streams of Income
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Retiring on Multiple Streams of Income

This topic isn't tied to "The Military Guide" chapter on the Reserve/National Guard, but those military retirees frequently confront a retirement consisting of multiple sources of income. Veterans who retire from active duty will go straight to a pension, but Reservists/NG have to find some other source of cash flow ...

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Where Do You Live After You Leave the Military?
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Where Do You Live After You Leave the Military?

I try to plan these posts a week or so in advance, and I've been following "The Military Guide" table of contents. (Of course there are detailed discussions and analyses in the book which are too long & complex for this blog-- you'll only be able to read those if you get the book!) Occasionally I'll change the ...

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Mobilizing with the Reserves and National Guard
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Mobilizing with the Reserves and National Guard

When you're trying to balance the Reserves/NG with a civilian career, an extended deployment can be a crippling drawback-- or a unique opportunity. For active-duty servicemembers, deployments are just another part of the lifestyle that includes extensive support and assistance for both the deployer and their ...

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