Welcome to, where we promote financial independence for members of the U.S. military– and retirement on their terms.

If you’re an individual blogger promoting your own site, then you’re welcome to submit a guest post.   Please follow that link now; you don’t need to read any more of this.

Guest posts from business sites (or copywriters writing for business sites) are subject to a sponsorship fee. We also accept ads within posts and on the sidebars for a monthly charge. – All links will be no-follow

Our Current Ad Inventory:

Rates are based on current impressions and earnings from display ads…

Sidebar Advertisement

  • Static Banner, 300 x 250 (87,000 impressions): $300/1 mth 
  • Floating Banner,  300 x 650 (59,000 impressions): $400/1 mth

Header Advertisement

  • Static Banner, 728 x 90 (148,000 impressions): $750/1 mth

Post Body Advertisement

  • Static Banner, 300 x 250 (48,000 impressions): $250/1 mth
  • Static Banner, 600 x 300 (63,000 impressions): $400/1 mth

Sponsored Posts

Your post, press release or advertisement will be published on our site. $300 – This is non-negotiable

Here’s what you get:

We teach service-members how to save and invest to reach their own financial independence within 10-20 years. There are no secrets or tricks and it’s not easy, but it’s straightforward. Our methods work for all ranks, active duty, Reserve, National Guard, military retirees, and even for veterans who have only served one obligation. If your product or service can help, then we’d like to spread the word about it.

This blog has grown from a simple question on a popular discussion board into a book, a pocket guide, and a crowd of loyal military & family readers.  We post at least weekly and the archives receive considerable search engine traffic.  The blog reaches over 10,000 20,000 27,000  57,000 63,000 unique visitors per month and thousands more readers on other personal-finance and military discussion boards.  It rules search engines for the terms < military retirement financial independence >. Approximately three-quarters of its readers are seeking answers to their questions about military pay, benefits, and programs. Nearly 80% of military servicemembers are young men, and most of the military family’s financial decisions are made by their young spouses. A significant minority of the readers are concerned about making the transition from a military career to a civilian one, and they’re trying to figure out how to reach financial independence.

This is a niche blog for a skeptical yet loyal audience. Our readers are quite familiar with hardship and austerity, and they know how to determine what brings value to their lives.  We can’t waste their time. Your product or service has to help them move along the road to financial independence.  We can make the readers aware of its existence and show them how it can help, but we can’t make up their minds for them or bribe them. They have to be able to perceive its value just by reading about it.

If you’re interested in advertising then we’d like to discuss your opportunity.  That includes Google AdSense and Amazon Associates but we’re also happy to consider affiliate sales, referrals, sponsored posts, sidebar ads, plugins, widgets, and other tools. Your product needs to be useful to military servicemembers and their families, it needs to respect the U.S. services, and it can’t exploit those who might be financially vulnerable. In other words, no payday loan companies need apply.

Site Stats

The Military guide Site Stats as of 21 October 2015:

  • Page Rank: 4
  • Moz Rank: DA 37/PA 48
  • Alexa Rank: Alexa Globe 676,695 | Flag Alexa 134,344
  • Monthly Page Views: 63,000+
  • Average Time Per Visit: 2m 19s
  • Bounce Rate: 30%

Who we are:


Doug and his spouse live in Hawaii, and we love our island lifestyle.  We’re happy to share your military-friendly travel products & services with potential Hawaii visitors.

Doug also writes occasionally about Alzheimer’s Syndrome, military disability, and long-term care insurance.

If you’re an entrepreneurial start-up with a military-friendly product, then Doug is an accredited investor. We may be able to barter your advertising in exchange for an interview and public information about your business model. One example is Planwise.

Doug is ready to write your promotional post for your included link, but he’s a highly skilled and experienced writer with a deep background in the military and in personal finance.  There will be an extra fee for his copywriting skills.

Curtez owns and handles all the advertising & affiliate arrangements.

Let’s be pragmatic.  We’re experienced bloggers.  We use our own social-media networks to compare advertising companies, campaigns, and rates.  If you open with a fair offer then we’ll quickly arrive at a mutually satisfactory contract. In addition, we’ll praise your well-earned reputation to our fellow military and personal-finance bloggers who might also want your business.  If you don’t like our counter-offer then feel free to negotiate.

Contact us:

Blog posts, advertising, and affiliate deals:  me *at* curtezriggs*dot* com.

Book or writing deals:  NordsNords *at* Gmail *dot* com.

Everything else:  please use the “Contact me” form.

Thanks again, and we look forward to our business relationship!