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military, military personal finance, military retirement, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Blended Retirement System, veteran, general personal finance, budget travel, retirement, FIRE, early retirement, financial independence, investing, real estate
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Several people have mentioned TRICARE Dental to me lately, both in online forums and in the workplace. Plus, I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to do a series on TRICARE. This is a continuation of that series. The first post is here if you’d like to check it out. This is not meant to answer every question you have about TRICARE Dental. Instead, think of this as ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 4:00 PM
You Don’t Need To Love Math To Love Finance Smile & Conquer – October 11, 2017 If you are the person who reads personal finance blogs grudgingly because you know it’s important but darn it, you just don’t want to think about the numbers, this post is for you. I admit I don’t fall into this category. I love messing around with numbers. Not complicated math, but just simple addition/subtraction/multiplication/division type stuff. But ...
Posted: Oct 15 2017 @ 11:54 AM
In the personal finance world, we talk about net worth a lot. Most people are focused on measuring their net worth…comparing it to their past net worths…comparing it to others. There is even a subtopic in the personal finance community focused on figuring out what your net worth “should” be at any given point in your life. Is it higher than average? Lower? Average of what? What does it mean? ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 3:00 PM
A few months ago, I wrote about Why I Want To FIRE. If you aren’t already familiar with the concept of FIRE, I recommend reading that first. In that post, I mentioned doing an overhaul of my budget and realizing I was spending over $1000 per month on things I didn’t really care about. This was after I’d already discovered FIRE. After I already thought I was saving and investing ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 7:30 AM
Happy Summary Sunday everybody. This week I have no theme – just some good posts to get you thinking. Enjoy! Long Term Care Insurance – Does It Fit Into Your Financial Plan? Wise Money Tips – October 7, 2017 Several of my readers have asked me about long term care insurance (LTIC). That topic is still on my “To Write” list, but in the meantime, here is a very thorough post from Wise ...
Posted: Oct 08 2017 @ 11:55 AM
Last week, Adventure Rich published this post and it struck a nerve with me. I also briefly mentioned my experience as a server in this post last week. So today I’m going to take a few minutes to share my own thoughts on the subject. If you stick with me for just a few minutes, I’ll reward you with some highlights of some of my more “memorable” customers. It’s going to be ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 8:49 AM
Welcome to the fourth entry in the Retiring on a Military Pension series! You can find the previous case studies here. I’ve been saying I want to do a case study on an enlisted family. Well, I had several people respond to that call. Today we’re going to hear from the first in that category, Joe. In the upcoming weeks and months, you’ll hear from a dual-mil enlisted family, and a ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 6:45 AM
It’s October 1st. Of 2017. Everybody just let that sink in for a moment….okay, on with Summary Sunday. How Hilton is Helping Service Members Re-Enter the Civilian Workforce The Points Guy – October 1, 2017 Big news out this morning! Well, I guess it isn’t really news since apparently this has been around for awhile. But it’s news to me and I bet it is news to a lot of you. I put ...
Posted: Oct 01 2017 @ 10:20 AM
Believe it or not, today’s post is my 100th on this blog! Considering I just started the blog in April 2017, that’s pretty crazy. It’s been a whirlwind. I wanted to take a moment to talk about it. For my readers who aren’t bloggers and don’t care about that part, the first half of the post is for you. It’s a summary of what I’ve learned about myself, blogging, and personal ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 9:05 AM
A few months ago, I had a long discussion with someone close to me about my student loans. This person was under the impression I had scholarships that covered my entire college education expenses. Um….no. Not for my undergraduate, anyway. I’m going to lay out all of the ways I gathered money to pay for my undergraduate education. Why? Well, partly just because I want to. I haven’t looked at it ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 8:45 AM


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