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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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Why Military Should Buy Real Estate in Hawaii
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Why Military Should Buy Real Estate in Hawaii

A few of you exceptionally brave readers have asked me to write about Hawaii real estate. Better yet, I found local professional realtor Randy Prothero to discuss the subject.   Buying a home in Hawaii could be a means to an end. Your BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) combined with your VA benefit, will give ...

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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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