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Don’t Buy A Home When You Leave Active Duty
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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 with ...

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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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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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“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" Mainland trip on military flights. (I'll ...

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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)
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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

    We spent another Memorial Day weekend at the Rainbow Lodge in the bustling megalopolis of North Bend, WA. (Snarkasm! It's a lovely little town.) This was my second Camp Mustache, and they just keep getting better. Unlike last year's chilly rainy mosh pit, this year's Seattle-area weather was ...

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How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?
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How Much Is Your Military Pay Really Worth?

This post is brought to you by Daniel Kopp, an Air Force officer and founder of MilitaryLifePlanning.com.   If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines. For any servicemembers who are transitioning out of the military or perhaps daydreaming about what that ...

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