[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?”
This guest post is brought to you by Linda Forshaw. The first thing that retiring military personnel will want to do at the end of their service is to see family and friends, meet the babies that have perhaps arrived in their absence, and probably enjoy a few drinks. The next thing they might consider is their … [Read more...] about Guest Post Wednesday: From Battlefield to Boss– MBAs for Ex-Military Personnel
After reading the earlier posts on kids & college (see below), some of you have already been thinking about the next question: "How can I save for early retirement and still save enough for my kid to go to a good college?" An earlier post already discussed whether you want to set aside any money for them to go to college. For this post, we'll … [Read more...] about How much should you save for college?
This is another perennial (and heated) topic on discussion boards like Early-Retirement.org and Bogleheads.org. I'll try to distill years of debate (and thousands of posts) into the most popular suggestions. Before we get into the mechanics of saving & investing the college fund, let's figure out why you'd want to have a college fund in the … [Read more...] about Early retirement and the kid’s college fund
Now that you're enjoying a stimulating retirement and exploring new horizons, what about "back to school"? A surprising number of retirees seek out the classroom, especially if they feel obligated to extract every penny from their GI Bill benefits. Some see school as an opportunity to make up for lost time: the education you could never afford or … [Read more...] about During retirement: Back to school?