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Reader Interview:  Planning For The Military Transition
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Reader Interview: Planning For The Military Transition

  What influenced your decision to join the military, and what's your transition plan to leave active duty? I always knew I’d serve in the military. My Dad and Grandpa both served in the Army. My freshman yearbook says I’ll join the Air Force and my veteran Dad led me to consider the Air Force very ...

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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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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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Lessons Learned on Insurance
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Lessons Learned on Insurance

After Jeff Rose's life insurance awareness movement, a reader asked: "Nords, what insurance do you carry?" Hunh. I've never thought of myself as an insurance role model, unless you're part of a dual-military retiree couple with just one kid. Technology has certainly brought down the price of the insurance decision, ...

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