A reader writes: Hey Nords, what asset allocation do you maintain now that you're financially independent and retired? I retired from the military over 13 years ago, and today we still have pretty much the same asset allocation that we had when we reached financial independence. Our fund choices are more complicated and expensive than they … [Read more...] about REVEALED: Our Asset Allocation During Financial Independence
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[This post is brought to you by military veteran David McCauley. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.] In the Fall of 2010, my Navy career was finally blooming. My promotion was in the pipeline, I had received new orders, and had managed to save up a modest nest egg. I enjoyed my job … [Read more...] about Surviving An Involuntary Separation
A reader writes: I'm 42 years old and I won't be able to retire for five more years. I see that you surf. I do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and I love it. I'm interested in how your body and health are holding up. Can you still surf reasonably well? How do you feel? The context is that I want to retire early and train more often but I'm worried my body … [Read more...] about Getting Older In Early Retirement
When you're starting your career, it takes a while to get your money into autopilot for financial independence. You'll track your expenses and build a budget, and you'll save and invest while you pay down your debt. You'll set up your deductions to your Roth Thrift Savings Plan and your Roth IRA. After a few months, your bills will be regularly … [Read more...] about Do You Need A Digit Account?