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Go Ahead, Buy a home when you leave Active Duty*
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Go Ahead, Buy a home when you leave Active Duty*

This is a friendly rebuttal to Nords’ recent post Don’t Buy a Home as you Leave Active Duty. The GubMints family has lived in the same North San Diego home we bought back in 2000, 4 months after leaving Active Duty. I’m here to show you that you CAN make it happen, but not without sacrifice. Post Length: ~ 1750 Words ...

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A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
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A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

[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 ...

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In Memoriam: My Father
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In Memoriam: My Father

    Dean Nordman passed away on Saturday morning 18 November 2017 at age 83 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.   Dad & me, early 2002. Regular readers may remember that my father first noticed his dementia symptoms in 2008 (at age 74) yet he refused all offers of help. ...

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College 529 Plans – Saving for College
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College 529 Plans – Saving for College

This article is meant for people who may have heard about college savings plans and would like to know a little more.  College planning for your children is a topic that can cover a wide variety of beliefs (should you foot the entire bill, how much should you save), options, programs, government incentives and ...

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