Memorial Day is this Monday, May 30, and in honor of the men and women who gave their lives for our country, many businesses are offering free meals, and discounts to current and former Military. Hooters, McCalisters, MOD Pizza, and 7-Eleven are among the many national chains celebrating Memorial Day 2016, with freebies and discounts. While … [Read more...] about Memorial Day – Free Burgers, Pizza And More For Military
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History still repeats itself, but we're still not learning from it. Now we have the Military Blended Retirement System on the horizon... The existing military retirement system has been in place since the end of the last millennium when REDUX ended and the High Three pension was signed into law. The REDUX system was modified to offer a lump-sum … [Read more...] about Beware Of Huge Flaws In The Military Blended Retirement System
A reader writes: Hi Nords, I have a few questions I'm hoping you can help me with. I trust your expertise in these matters. I am currently an E-8 with seven years to go until retirement. I am hoping I make it to 20 years active and can retire an E-9. I'll be 48 years old at that point and don't really want to work a "job-job" after that. My … [Read more...] about What’s The Next Step To Financial Independence?
I spend a lot of time answering reader questions. Some of them are unique personal decisions, but most of them are about very common situations. I also get personal-finance feedback that just has to be shared with everyone. For example, fewer than half of today's military servicemembers even have a Thrift Savings Plan account, let alone make … [Read more...] about Should I Use A Financial Advisor Or The Thrift Savings Plan?
This article has to do with the challenges service members face when trying to obtain a mortgage on a new home purchase as they’re transitioning or retiring from the military. However, this is a topic that I feel other people might be better at addressing than I am. So, for this article, I’ve brought in Jennifer Lear, an attorney and Accredited … [Read more...] about Buying a Home During Your Military Transition – What If It Becomes a Rental Property?
The Army has released the "unofficial" names of the Sergeant First Classes selected on the Master Sergeant Promotion List. Here is the full list of Regular Army Soldiers who were considered and selected for promotion to Master Sergeant. The official list will be released on May 10th. The soldiers who were recommended for promotion are shown … [Read more...] about 2016 Master Sergeant Promotion List
Over the last few months, I've been searching for and validating some of the most epic money-making hacks on the net. I'm seeking simplistic, and risk-free ways to improve my financial picture. Most importantly these "hacks" need to be effortless and require no prior training or knowledge, unlike blogging, affiliate marketing, or doing freelance … [Read more...] about Almost Free Money: NFCU Offering $710 In Bonuses For Military Appreciation Month
So, today is Monday, May 2. As of yesterday, I officially have one year until my planned retirement ceremony. With that said, I wanted to update you on two significant events since my last retirement journal entry. So, I went in for ringing in my ears, and came out with a broken nose…. Let me explain. As I’ve always advised people, I’m trying … [Read more...] about Military Retirement Journal – 1 Year from Retirement and Counting…