Browsing Archive June, 2013
Military Reserve Sanctuary, Retirement, and Time in Grade
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Military Reserve Sanctuary, Retirement, and Time in Grade

A reader writes: My spouse was selected for promotion before reaching sanctuary. He was promoted after sanctuary orders were issued, but prior to deployment. We were completely unaware of the “promotion during active duty in sanctuary” rule that would cancel his retirement orders and allow him to stay on active ...

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Keys To Saving When You Start Your Career
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Keys To Saving When You Start Your Career

This guest post is brought to you by Stephanie Smith. (If you're interested in contributing a guest post, please see our guest posting guidelines.) Gone are the days of slaving away at your part-time job with dreams of something bigger. You’ve successfully gained a position with a company that will kick-start your ...

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Lifestyles in Retirement: Cable TV Troubleshooting
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Lifestyles in Retirement: Cable TV Troubleshooting

I've blogged before about how do-it-yourself home maintenance can accelerate your goal of financial independence. (See the related posts below.) Unfortunately, sometimes you have to put down your tools and seek professional help. My spouse watches a lot of HGTV and we spend a lot of time on DIY websites, but I'm weak ...

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“I’m setting a good example by working at a job”
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“I’m setting a good example by working at a job”

I read an interesting forum thread about the conflicts between living life on your terms or meeting society's expectations. When you reach financial independence and can choose whether or not to work for a paycheck, there may still be other issues affecting your employment decision. Here are some (anonymous, ...

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More problems with peer-to-peer lending
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More problems with peer-to-peer lending

It's the new hot way to make money. It's really different this time. The Internet makes everything better. All the cool kids are doing it. Don't get left behind. You know you want to be part of the peer-to-peer lending group, too! Hmm, maybe not so fast. The last two posts explained why P2P loans can be a bad idea ...

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