(The first part of this post is over at Jacob Lund Fisker's Early Retirement Extreme blog.) Now for the rest of the story... When I was an impressionable young teen, my best friend's older brother was attending USNA. Every time he was home on leave he wore a Navy sweatshirt and a three-day beard. He'd have a cold beer in one hand and a hot chick … [Read more...] about Join the military to get rich and retire early?: the rest of the story
Welcome to all the new readers who found this blog last week! The hits immediately doubled, and they've nearly doubled again!! Today's post actually starts over at Jacob Lund Fisker's Early Retirement Extreme blog. He says that ERE-infatuated teens have asked him about joining the U.S. military as a way of retiring in your 30s, so I wrote the … [Read more...] about Join the military to get rich and retire early?
When you're trying to balance the Reserves/NG with a civilian career, an extended deployment can be a crippling drawback-- or a unique opportunity. For active-duty servicemembers, deployments are just another part of the lifestyle that includes extensive support and assistance for both the deployer and their families. During the Cold War, … [Read more...] about Mobilizing with the Reserves and National Guard
Another way to get to 20 years for the pension & TRICARE Everyone who approaches the end of a military obligation has a tough decision: Stay in or get out? The decision is even tougher after the first 10 years: Stay in for retirement, or get out while it's still easier to transition to a bridge career? Servicemembers aren't the … [Read more...] about Reserves and National Guard – Another Way to Earn a Military Retirement