Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine ownself be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. - Shakespeare, Hamlet I've spent the last couple months researching the prospects of … [Read more...] about The Problems With Peer-To-Peer-Lending
Archives for May 2013
"Come on, you [men], do you want to live forever?!?" -- Marine Corps First Sergeant Daly, Belleau Wood (slightly edited for a family-friendly blog) One of the challenges of financial independence is "longevity risk", where you ensure that your assets will last as long as you do. Unfortunately when we stop working for a paycheck (even at the … [Read more...] about Book review: “The Longevity Project”
[WARNING: HEALTH INSURANCE RANT] I've been a healthcare "past due" delinquent since April. Even worse, I risked losing our family's health insurance due to a bureaucratic glitch. It wasn't my bureaucratic glitch, but we would've been without health insurance. One of the most common concerns among retirees is "But... but what will I do all … [Read more...] about TRICARE Prime premiums and United Healthcare
I've spent the last couple weeks writing about the changes that we've made to the blog (see the links below). Today I'm going to reveal a new feature that I've been running for a few weeks: the upgraded "Recommended reading" page. One of the many ways to generate revenue from a blog (and reach financial independence) is through affiliate sales. … [Read more...] about Amazon Affiliate Sales – Another Way to Make Money Online
A reader writes: "If my ex husband was active duty for 10 years and 20 years Reserve and he has 5300 retirement points at the rank of O-6, how much will he receive? I will receive 50%." After exchanging more e-mail, we learned that her ex-spouse is under the Final Pay retirement system (for those starting their military service before 8 September … [Read more...] about Military Retirement and Divorce – How Does a Divorce Impact Military Retirement Pay?
It's been seven months since we made the switch. So far... not bad. This is a post for bloggers and the blog-curious. I'm going to explain the technical details of the move and its revenue. I may omit some Google AdSense proprietary information limited by terms of service, but if you contact me then I'm happy to share that … [Read more...] about Details of the blog move