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

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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Don’t Buy A Home When You Leave Active Duty

Don’t Buy A Home When You Leave Active Duty

  Over three years ago, I suggested that buying a home on active duty is setting yourself up for financial failure. That post has aged exceptionally well, and now it’s time to double down. Don’t buy a home as you leave active duty, either. You’re setting yourself up for more financial failure and a heartache ...

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A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

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.)

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

  MilBlogging is back. The next conference is 22-25 September 2018 in Orlando, and MilBlogging18 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 ...

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USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions

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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