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Don’t Buy A Home When You Leave Active Duty

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 ...

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A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

A GI Bill Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

[This post is brought to you by Stephanie Montague of Poppin' Smoke, where you can learn more about your military travel benefits and opportunities. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines!]   Living in Washington, DC, my husband and I saw it all ...

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How to Maximize the BRS If You Decide to Opt-In

How to Maximize the BRS If You Decide to Opt-In

[This post is brought to you by Dan, who’s done a lot of data runs with the BRS calculator.  His new website KeepInvestingSimpleStupid.com is freshly launched, so please check on its progress! If you’re interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, then see our posting guidelines.]     ...

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Coping With The Fear Of Investing

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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In Memoriam: My Father

In Memoriam: My Father

    Dean Nordman passed away on Saturday morning 18 November 2017 at age 83 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.   Dad & me, early 2002. Regular readers may remember that my father first noticed his dementia symptoms in 2008 (at age 74) yet he refused all offers of help. ...

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Military To Veteran To FinTech Startup

Military To Veteran To FinTech Startup

    What influenced your decision to join the military, and what led to your decision to leave active duty? Giff Carter, Chief Revenue Officer GIFF CARTER (GC): I’m a bit embarrassed to say, but the movie Top Gun. I joined in 1989, it was shortly after the movie came out, the Cold War was in ...

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MilBlogging17 was awesome! (Oh, and FinCon17 too.)

MilBlogging17 was awesome! (Oh, and FinCon17 too.)

  MilBlogging is back. The next conference is 22-25 September 2018 in Orlando, and MilBlogging18 tickets are on sale now. They'll go fast. At the very least, sign up for the mailing list and learn more over the next few months. Those of you who've been around military social media for a while may ...

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USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions

USAA Answers Your Insurance And Financial Questions

This was the best conference yet! For those who are just joining us, last month I polled people's questions about USAA's insurance and financial programs. I brought those issues to the Digital Military Experience with USAA's Communications team, other program managers, and several executives. But first, it's ...

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