Tag: Retirement
Book Review:  Energize Your Retirement (!)
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Book Review: Energize Your Retirement (!)

One of the tropes of financial independence is the perpetual question about leaving the workforce: "But... but... but what will I do all day?!?" It's by far the most popular question. Oddly enough, it answers itself. When you're saving and investing, you're worried about decades of inflation and rising ...

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Army Officers Will Keep Their Officer Pensions
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Army Officers Will Keep Their Officer Pensions

A group of Army O-3s will finally be paid the pensions they've earned. However, their story is also a cautionary example of why you should be saving and investing for financial independence. Last month the Army announced that this blog helped a few officers keep their pensions. Well, sure, the press release ...

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Retire at 17 years of service or 20?
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Retire at 17 years of service or 20?

    I read another good question on a Linkedin group: I am a Marine O-4 who has been passed for promotion and is looking for some advice on early retirement. I will have 17 years  of active duty by the time I am eligible for the early retirement next year. I am a pilot with experience in operations and ...

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Starting Your Bridge Career After the Military
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Starting Your Bridge Career After the Military

Long post today: I have 2400 words of real-life examples for a reader's question. When I started thinking about a book, I wasn't writing "just another job-search manual". I wanted to talk about early retirement and frankly, I was scared of the competition from other career-transition authors. However, I get ...

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Getting “the job call”
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Getting “the job call”

"The Military Guide" blog has reached 100 posts!  Thanks to everyone who's read and commented over the last eight months.  I think my military skills & discipline will keep this going for another year or five, so tell your friends! On with today's post: One of my shipmates mentioned a few weeks ago that ...

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