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Military To Veteran To FinTech Startup
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Military To Veteran To FinTech Startup

What influenced your decision to join the military, and what led to your decision to leave active duty? Giff Carter, Chief Revenue Officer GIFF CARTER (GC): I’m a bit embarrassed to say, but the movie Top Gun. I joined in 1989, it was shortly after the movie came out, the Cold War was in full force and, ...

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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)
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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

    We spent another Memorial Day weekend at the Rainbow Lodge in the bustling megalopolis of North Bend, WA. (Snarkasm! It's a lovely little town.) This was my second Camp Mustache, and they just keep getting better. Unlike last year's chilly rainy mosh pit, this year's Seattle-area weather was ...

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How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise
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How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise

How to Choose Your Next Duty Station Choosing your next duty station or even creating a list of potential new homes is possibly the most stressful part of being a military member. For me, on the officer side, I know that I will move every 3-4 years like clockwork and that’s at a junior CGO level. This rate will ...

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Free Mentoring And Networking For Military Entrepreneurs
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Free Mentoring And Networking For Military Entrepreneurs

  Sharks And Stripes 2: Camp Pendleton, CA, 13 June and live online. Do you need a little help with your business idea? Are you growing your revenue but not sure how to reinvest it for growth? Are you worried about financing or interested in talking with an investor? Scenes from a previous Sharks And ...

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How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?
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How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?

This post is brought to you by Daniel Kopp, an Air Force officer and founder of MilitaryLifePlanning.com.   If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines. For any servicemembers who are transitioning out of the military or perhaps daydreaming about what that ...

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Marine to Veteran to Entrepreneur.
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Marine to Veteran to Entrepreneur.

    (This post is brought to you by military veteran, entrepreneur, and startup founder Nick Bradfield.  If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.)   I’ve always been drawn towards challenges. One day after high school I woke up and ...

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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working
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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working

A reader posted a forum comment about his co-workers: I'm always intrigued when I hear about recently retired military personnel with pretty good pensions who take new jobs after retiring in their mid to late 40's. If they want to work that's fine of course, but it's pretty sad that many of them probably feel they ...

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Can I Earn A Military Pension And A Civil-Service Pension
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Can I Earn A Military Pension And A Civil-Service Pension

A reader asks: I served 14 years of active duty and six years in the National Guard. I received my 20-year letter. I began working for the postal service and “bought back” my 14 years of active duty towards my postal service retirement. For example I have 12 years actual with the postal service but 26 years on ...

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Will The Military Pay Off Your Student Loans
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Will The Military Pay Off Your Student Loans

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 ...

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