Browsing Archive June, 2012
Forensic Geriatric Finances
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Forensic Geriatric Finances

Today's post revisits the subject of caring for the financial independence of your loved ones. There's nothing here about military retirement, but I'm very glad that our aggressive savings and low-cost lifestyle have enabled us to retire from military service without a bridge career. As all too many of us Baby Boomers ...

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Book review: “All The Money In The World”
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Book review: “All The Money In The World”

    Are you tired of grubbing for money? The financial media is gloomier than ever about the prospects of saving enough for retirement. Every day we're admonished that we're not saving enough, that we'll need millions of dollars, that we can't retire until our 70s, and that we can't even be sure ...

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“Top Ten Reasons to Never Retire”
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“Top Ten Reasons to Never Retire”

(A few readers-- and a lot of spammers!-- may miss the irony of this title, so let me emphasize that military service can show you how to live a life that will lead to financial independence and retirement on your terms. Each one of these top-ten reasons has a solution that will enable you to stop working in your ...

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Lifestyles in early retirement: Hawaii long-term travel
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Lifestyles in early retirement: Hawaii long-term travel

    Last week's post on long-term retirement travel talked about different air & lodging resources for seeing the world. I've also added several military websites to the sidebar "Travel links" section. Like blogger Jan suggested a couple of weeks ago, it's a great area for showing advertising from ...

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USAA’s savings goals and 529 plan calculators
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USAA’s savings goals and 529 plan calculators

    USAA has offered their "savings goals" calculator since January, but they've recently expanded it for students & parents. They've released a very detailed education savings planning tool that greatly simplifies the data crunching and the fund selection. The Education Savings Planner is part of ...

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Lifestyles in early retirement: long-term travel
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Lifestyles in early retirement: long-term travel

    Veteran blogger Janette from "Ground Level in Kansas" offered her feedback on the "WordAds" post about types of ads that readers want from this site: I come here not only for me (spouse of retired Army), but for my kids (Marine family and Army family). 20 years in-- we knew nothing of MOAA, Military ...

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Observations on a military transition
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Observations on a military transition

    No news or links today. Instead I'm going to try to reassure servicemembers about the civilian transition. When you're in the military, you constantly hear how tough it is to survive in the civilian world. You're told that you have to learn the language & customs of a foreign culture, successfully ...

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