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The 1980s-2000s:  How I Wish I’d Invested Back Then
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The 1980s-2000s: How I Wish I’d Invested Back Then

My spouse and I were not brilliant investors. We made the typical dumb mistakes of our 20s and 30s and we paid ridiculously large fees along the way to financial independence, but a high savings rate overcame all of those errors. Your FI journey will be better (and cheaper!) than ours, but the math is the same. ...

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How to Maximize the BRS If You Decide to Opt-In
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How to Maximize the BRS If You Decide to Opt-In

[This post is brought to you by Dan, who’s done a lot of data runs with the BRS calculator.  His new website KeepInvestingSimpleStupid.com is freshly launched, so please check on its progress! If you’re interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, then see our posting guidelines.] Welcome to January 2018! ...

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Coping With The Fear Of Investing
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Coping With The Fear Of Investing

[This post is brought to you by Patrick Weinert, who knows how fear and uncertainty can disrupt even the most logical investing plan. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.]   I’m Patrick Weinert, a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, and I ...

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Tricky Details Of The Military Blended Retirement System
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Tricky Details Of The Military Blended Retirement System

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 ...

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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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