Browsing Archive October, 2015
Surviving An Involuntary Separation
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Surviving An Involuntary Separation

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 and was excited about deployment. One day while running (not long after a successful PFT), I momentarily blacked out. My Chief ...

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Getting Older In Early Retirement
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Getting Older In Early Retirement

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 ...

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Do You Need A Digit Account?
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Do You Need A Digit Account?

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, ...

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