In our house, books have been an essential parenting tool. I must have read a six-foot stack of them just to try to find a clue our way through all the stages from pregnancy to college applications. Some are the type of books that you leave on the familyroom table (or in the kid's bathroom) for them to discover on … [Read more...] about Book review: You’re On Your Own
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Today's review was suggested by our daughter, who's discovered an unusual book about civilian leadership. Stick with me for another 1500 words before I explain how it also applies to the military. It's a great morale-enhancing read when you're in uniform, not just out of it. This year she's deep into college leadership & ethics classes in … [Read more...] about Book review: Leaving the military for “The Corner Office”
[Note: Dad passed away on 18 November 2017 from end-stage Alzheimer’s. This post is about my experiences with his care.] I'm finally my Dad's conservator. For first-time readers, let's back up a bit on why this was necessary. Dad's Alzheimer's has progressed to mid-stage and we didn't have power of attorney. He lived … [Read more...] about Geriatric financial lessons learned
As we start 2012, it's easy to find lots of economic doom & gloom in the financial news these days. Whether it's Japan, Europe, or our own stock markets, the financial "experts" are predicting meltdown and chaos everywhere. Whenever a problem crops up in one corner of the world, it's assumed that it's going to ripple through the entire global … [Read more...] about Save or invest?
If you're on this page from a search engine or an outside link then you might want to read the previous post about joining Navy Federal Credit Union and Pentagon Federal Credit Union. They're two of America's largest credit unions with great rates on savings & mortgages. The last post also introduced USAA, a Fortune 500 corporation and one … [Read more...] about Joining NFCU, PenFed, and USAA (part 2 of 2)
Have you made a New Year's resolution to "do something" about your finances? I've been getting questions about membership in three great companies: Navy Federal Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and USAA. Many of the queries are whether you can join even if you're no longer in the military, or whether you can join if your family was … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolution: joining NFCU, PenFed, and USAA