Your journey to financial independence can be a little lonely if you’re doing it all by yourself. Even social media, podcasts, and videos are poor substitutes for hanging out with people who share your goals. This post will cover different ways to get a little boost of FI endorphins to last for months... or at least until the next boost. Better … [Read more...] about Should You Attend FinCon, Military Influencer Conference, Camp Mustache, CampFI, and FI Chautauqua?
[This post is brought to you by Stephanie Montague of Poppin' Smoke, where you can learn more about your military travel benefits and opportunities. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines!] Living in Washington, DC, my husband and I saw it all the time: military veterans who … [Read more...] about A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
[Today's military transition advice is brought to you by veteran Giff Carter of Stash. If you're interested in contributing your interview at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.] What influenced your decision to join the military, and what led to your decision to leave active duty? GIFF CARTER (GC): I’m a bit … [Read more...] about Military To Veteran To FinTech Startup
Are you considering an enlistment, for military student loan repayment options? When you're facing a mountain of student debt and you don't even have a job lined up after graduation, the military can seem like a pretty attractive option. So should you join the military to pay off your student loans? Maybe. This is a confusing subject-- let me … [Read more...] about Will The Military Pay Off Your Student Loans
[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 am a Traditional (TR) Air Force Reservist with 20 good years on 31 May 2015. I would like to retire, but I have one outstanding issue-- my Transfer of GI Bill Benefit service commitment date. This date is 1 August 2016. I would like to stop being a TR and become IMA, IRR, an Academy Liaison Officer (I think that this is a … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Transferring GI Bill Benefits in the Individual Ready Reserve?
Educational choices can be as complex and as important as investment choices however they are often not treated with the same attention to detail. Education is an investment whether or not a student is personally paying for the cost of tuition. A student is investing their time in addition to the cost of tuition. This time is valuable not only … [Read more...] about Being Smart About Investing In Education
Army veteran James Hinton is back with another great post-- this time it's practical advice on handling your education after the military! (If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.) When I left the military owing to disability I found myself in a bit of a fix. Though I had my army … [Read more...] about Education And The Disabled Veteran
Update: Alaract 317/2013 was published on 2 December 2013 - The message clarifies changes to the Tuition Assistance (TA) Policy for the remainder of FY14, with the changes going into effect on 1 January 2014: Soldiers will be eligible for TA upon successful completion of 1 year of service, following completion of Initial Military Training … [Read more...] about Updated: Sweeping Changes To The Army’s Tuition Assistance Program Beginning January 2014
[Note: This reader's question has been edited to preserve their anonymity, but the subject also applies to just about any military specialty. If you have a similar story then we'd like to read it too!] A reader writes: I stumbled on your site and was excited to read what you had to say about military retirements. I am a 13 year active duty, … [Read more...] about “I’m in the Military and I Just Got My Degree! Now What?”