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How To Find Portable Careers For Military Spouse’s
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How To Find Portable Careers For Military Spouse’s

My spouse and I joined the military in the late 1970s. We've been military spouses since 1986, and I was a member of several fine Wives Clubs in the 1980s-90s. Thankfully, the military's gender policies have improved quite a bit over the last 40 years. The male military spouse situation has also improved a bit during ...

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Using A Checklist To Format Your Blog Posts
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Using A Checklist To Format Your Blog Posts

I'm a retired submariner, and submariners live by checklists. We used a huge checklist for starting up the nuclear reactor, and another huge checklist for shutting it down. We used more checklists for operating the submarine: diving, surfacing, coming to periscope depth, or snorkeling. We used checklists for ...

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How Do Military Veterans Learn Online?
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How Do Military Veterans Learn Online?

Launch your business! A few weeks ago, Brian Richardson of VetLaunched started a survey of veteran's learning preferences.  (It's still open, so feel free to chime in with your choices!) He joined with a number of other military-friendly companies to help design better online tools for veteran education. The ...

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Book Review: #MoneyChat THE BOOK
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Book Review: #MoneyChat THE BOOK

Yep, that's the title: with hashtag. Have you ever noticed how you and your friends talk about money? Some people will perpetually complain about not having enough, or needing to borrow more, or avoiding bill collectors. They're stressed out about their financial problems and worried about their debt. Click ...

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How to Start Your Blog — Or Outsource It!
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How to Start Your Blog — Or Outsource It!

A reader writes: "Hey Doug! Just read the advice you posted about blogging for money and I am left with a question. What kinda number can I expect to pay out to get someone to do all the leg work for me in terms of setting it up. I am computer illiterate for the most part and it's not something that can change. ...

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Selling A Personal Finance Book In The Military Exchanges
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Selling A Personal Finance Book In The Military Exchanges

This is the third post (and conclusion) in a series on writing and publishing. It stands on its own but for more context you can read about the book's latest sales & royalties report and traditional publishing versus self-publishing. Check the end of this post for an eBook announcement! Bookstores in military ...

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Should You Self-Publish or Use a Traditional Publisher?
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Should You Self-Publish or Use a Traditional Publisher?

Several months ago, author Romeo Clayton asked: I'd love to hear how you went about searching for a traditional publisher. I'm currently working on another book, although I may go the self-publishing route again. Is there any particular reason why you didn't go the self-publishing route? I'd like to share how I ...

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Details of the blog move
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Details of the blog move

It's been seven months since we made the switch. So far... not bad. This is a post for bloggers and the blog-curious. I'm going to explain the technical details of the move and its revenue. I may omit some Google AdSense proprietary information limited by terms of service, but if you contact me then I'm happy to ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Part-Time Blogging for Money
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Beginner’s Guide to Part-Time Blogging for Money

(This essay started as a simple little e-mail response to a friend's easy question. It mutated into 4600 words, but it's still simple & easy...) A reader asks: You mentioned offhand that $10K-$30K blogging was a possibility. How would you get there? Sponsored ads? Just generating scads of traffic? There are ...

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