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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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MilBlogging17 was awesome! (Oh, and FinCon17 too.)
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MilBlogging17 was awesome! (Oh, and FinCon17 too.)

  MilBlogging is back. The next conference is 23-25 September 2018 in Orlando, and MIC18 tickets are on sale now. They'll go fast. At the very least, sign up for the mailing list and learn more over the next few months. Those of you who've been around military social media for a while may remember the ...

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USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions
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USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions

This was the best conference yet! For those who are just joining us, last month I polled people's questions about USAA's insurance and financial programs. I brought those issues to the Digital Military Experience with USAA's Communications team, other program managers, and several executives. But first, it's ...

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“Hey, Nords: How’s Your Net Worth?!?”
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“Hey, Nords: How’s Your Net Worth?!?”

      A long while back, a reader wrote: "Hey, Nords, any chance you'll do a summary post about your FIRE history? I'm really interested to hear how your net worth and income have gone up."   Life is good: my spouse and I recently pulled off an epic seven-week "slow travel" ...

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