Tag: early retirement
Coping With The Fear Of Investing
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Coping With The Fear Of Investing

[This post is brought to you by Patrick Weinert, who knows how fear and uncertainty can disrupt even the most logical investing plan. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.]   I’m Patrick Weinert, a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, and I ...

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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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How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise
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How To Turn Your Next PCS Into A 20% Raise

How to Choose Your Next Duty Station Choosing your next duty station or even creating a list of potential new homes is possibly the most stressful part of being a military member. For me, on the officer side, I know that I will move every 3-4 years like clockwork and that’s at a junior CGO level. This rate will ...

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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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3 Steps to Retire Early on a Military Salary
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3 Steps to Retire Early on a Military Salary

This post is brought to you by Rich of RichOnMoney!  If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.   BLUF: In college I paid off $32k in student loans in a year. On a military salary I paid off a $280k mortgage in seven years. I've bought several rental ...

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The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year
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The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year

I’m a voracious reader. I was that six-year-old kid you saw staggering out of the public library with a two-foot stack of books, and 50 years later I’m still doing it. Over the first 45 years of my life, I accumulated over 3000 paperbacks, which made me a fun guy to be around during military household goods moves. ...

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How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan
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How to Smartly Use the USAA Career Starter Loan

Did you know that USAA offers newly commissioned officers a low-interest loan to help them start their career? This guest post on the USAA Career Starter Loan was written by Spencer, a company grade officer in the US Air Force. Spencer is documenting his journey to financial independence using his military pay and ...

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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working
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5 Reasons Why Military Retirees Keep Working

A reader posted a forum comment about his co-workers: I'm always intrigued when I hear about recently retired military personnel with pretty good pensions who take new jobs after retiring in their mid to late 40's. If they want to work that's fine of course, but it's pretty sad that many of them probably feel they ...

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Will The Military Pay Off Your Student Loans
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Will The Military Pay Off Your Student Loans

Are you considering an enlistment, for military student loan repayment options? When you're facing a mountain of student debt and you don't even have a job lined up after graduation, the military can seem like a pretty attractive option. So should you join the military to pay off your student loans? Maybe. This ...

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