[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
I really wanted to use the titles "Hidden Secrets Of The BRS!!" or "Shocking Urban Legends Of The BRS Revealed-- #4 Is Jaw-dropping!!" But this is a serious life-changing decision. I've had a ton of reader BRS questions and feedback. The good news is that a group of us military personal-finance bloggers have tracked down the answers with the … [Read more...] about Tricky Details Of The Military Blended Retirement System
[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
The 2018 Military Influencer Conference is back. It will be held 23-25 September in Orlando, FL, at the same resort as FinCon, the conference for financial media. FinCon is full of our people, but MIC is our tribe. You’ll meet over 400 attendees like you: whether you’re on active duty, or optimizing your Reserve & National Guard life, … [Read more...] about Military Influencer Conference 2018 – A Gathering of Like-Minded Veteran Entrepreneurs
[Nords note: My spouse and I are still on Mainland slow travel, and we'll head back to Oahu in mid-July. Maybe we'll see you at a military Space A passenger terminal!] 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 … [Read more...] about Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)
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 likely increase towards the end of … [Read more...] about How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise
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? Rey Ybarra has worked with entrepreneurs for years, and he even … [Read more...] about Free Mentoring And Networking For Military Entrepreneurs
Are you ready to make your choice about the military's Blended Retirement System? Are you a leader who has to advise younger officers and enlisted how to decide between High Three and the BRS? Are you a veteran like me who's asked the question several times a week by their family (and their readers)? USAA can help with … [Read more...] about USAA’s Military Retirement Comparison Tool And The Blended Retirement System
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. [Nords note: this post was updated on 4 March 2017 with a direct link to the DoD's PSMC website as well as a sample statement. Scroll down … [Read more...] about How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?
(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 decided to look for the biggest … [Read more...] about Marine to Veteran to Entrepreneur.