Category: Military Money
  • Sort by:
  • Latest
  • Hottest
  • Popular
  • Random
Building the ultimate investment portfolio

Building the ultimate investment portfolio

I've been reading financial discussion boards for over a decade, and they tend to converge on a few perpetual topics. One of them is "How's my portfolio?"  Here's a typical example: "Hi guys glad I found this board great to be here. So dudes im reading alot of financial books this month and heres my portfolio check ...

READ MORE +
Would you like a financial planner with that?

Would you like a financial planner with that?

A reader asked questions about choosing a financial planner: First time to your blog. Thanks for setting it up. I am retired military working for a defense contractor and contemplating retirement. Your financial experience parallels mine (except for the no-longer employed part). I am an engineer. In addition to ...

READ MORE +
Suze Orman advises a dual-military couple

Suze Orman advises a dual-military couple

Suze Orman recently gave less-than-great advice to a military couple. If you know JoAnn & Tony from Colorado then I'd love to ask them if their plans have changed. Until we hear from them, today is a great chance to show why financial advisers might not always understand the intricacies of military benefits. For ...

READ MORE +
So where should I invest my money now?!?

So where should I invest my money now?!?

Cherie asked a very pertinent question in the TSP post:  I joined the Navy in 2002 and contributed to TSP until I got out 5 years later. Since I have gotten out I have lost over 1/2 of the money in my TSP. Should I just leave it there and let it do its thing or should I take what is left and roll into a Roth IRA? I’m ...

READ MORE +
TSP annuity options

TSP annuity options

The last post talked about the TSP's withdrawal options, including penalty-free ways to tap into your account before age 59.5. It also includes the TSP's draft of their rules for the 2012 Roth TSP. Before we get into the "how" of a TSP annuity, let's ask "Why?" If you're retired from the military then you ...

READ MORE +
TSP withdrawal options

TSP withdrawal options

So you've been in the military for a few years and you've been dutifully putting part of your paycheck into the Thrift Savings Plan. (If you haven't been contributing to the TSP then go read this post and get hot.) Maybe you're even maxing out your contributions.  But if you're like me, you've been so focused on the ...

READ MORE +