Browsing Archive December, 2012
Book review: “Pocket Your Dollars”
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Book review: “Pocket Your Dollars”

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 ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Part-Time Blogging for Money
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Beginner’s Guide to Part-Time Blogging for Money

(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 ...

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Reader questions on Reserve retirement Tricare and points
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Reader questions on Reserve retirement Tricare and points

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 ...

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Guest Post Wednesday: Homeless Veterans
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Guest Post Wednesday: Homeless Veterans

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 ...

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Interview: What’s Wrong With Long-term Care Insurance?
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Interview: What’s Wrong With Long-term Care Insurance?

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, there are new financial concerns they need to consider as they plan the rest of their lives. One that’s often overlooked is long-term care. Nearly 70% of ...

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