Saving & investing is supposed to be simple math. We've all read the advice: "Spend less than you earn." "Track your spending." "Make a budget." "Save at least 15% of your income." "Learn your investing risk tolerance." "Figure out your asset allocation." "Buy, hold, & rebalance." "Put your investments on autopilot." How hard could this … [Read more...] about Book review: “Pocket Your Dollars”
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This guest post is brought to you by Jason Hull. “A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.” --Adam Clayton Somewhere deep down inside, I had the image of turning into the next Michael Dell. I was going to do things from my garage (well, at that point, my back deck), build a company, and … [Read more...] about Guest Post Wednesday: “If You Are Starting a Small Business, Do Not Expect To Get Paid”
(This essay started as a simple little e-mail response to a friend's easy question. It mutated into 4600 words, but it's still simple & easy...) A reader asks: You mentioned offhand that $10K-$30K blogging was a possibility. How would you get there? Sponsored ads? Just generating scads of traffic? There are lots of ways I can think of to … [Read more...] about Beginner’s Guide to Part-Time Blogging for Money
I see that Reserve retirement is a popular search term on the blog again, even more popular than financial independence or military retirement. Here are the recent top three searches: Navy Reserve retirement calculator Air Force Reserve retirement calculator Navy personnel drawdown I thought I'd learned everything I needed to know about … [Read more...] about Reader questions on Reserve retirement Tricare and points
In case you've been underway on a submarine missed the news, last month a NYC police officer was photographed in the act of giving a pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man. Unfortunately, the followup reporting claims that Jeffrey Hillman is barefoot once again. Even more disturbing, it appears that he's homeless by choice rather than by … [Read more...] about Guest Post Wednesday: Homeless Veterans
[Long post today: nearly 3000 words. Take the weekend to read it, and spend some time digging into the links. This analysis may not save your life, but it can certainly save your finances.] A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a representative of the nonprofit organization LIFE: "As more and more Baby Boomers enter their retirement years, … [Read more...] about Interview: What’s Wrong With Long-term Care Insurance?
This guest post is brought to you by George Papas. As a veteran, I have taken advantage of a number of benefits that have been a huge help to me and my family over the years. You too may be eligible for some of these benefits, so I thought I’d provide a bit more information on a few of the main ones that are available to United … [Read more...] about Guest Post Wednesday: Financial Relief for Veterans