Browsing Archive March, 2012
Military retirement with low savings
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Military retirement with low savings

Here's a question from a reader: OK Nords, I need a sounding board. Background: I retired two years ago with 21 years. I was recently found 80% disabled by the VA. After I retired I immediately shipped over to teach JROTC-- which I love. Present: While I love my job, it has incredible demands. To make a difference ...

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Starting your kid’s Roth IRA
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Starting your kid’s Roth IRA

Source: goodfinancialcents.com via Jeff on Pinterest   Earlier this month, noted CFP & military veteran Jeff Rose was running a financial seminar with a roomful of college students. These seniors are graduating in a couple of months to (hopefully) earn the big bucks for their retirement accounts. He ...

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Bridge career: “HA!”
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Bridge career: “HA!”

    One of the book's contributors checked in last week with an update. Ben retired from the military a few months ago, but he's been planning his transition for years. He spent many months on Early-Retirement.org learning about the financial issues and researching retirement calculators. Initially he was ...

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“So Nords, why are you still blogging?”  (part 3)
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“So Nords, why are you still blogging?” (part 3)

    This is the third part of a series. You can read the second part of blogging advice here and the first section of blogging advice here. By now you've begun to pick up on my hints that the top priority of successful blogging is regular doses of quality content. No tricks, no shortcuts, no magic ...

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Lifestyles in military retirement: Las Vegas
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Lifestyles in military retirement: Las Vegas

  (Gosh, I can't wait to see what sort of spam is attracted to that title...) A couple of weeks ago we spent four nights in Las Vegas. It's been eight years since our last trip there, and it'll probably be another decade before we "need" to go back. Mainland readers of this blog might not know that Las Vegas ...

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Is the Roth Thrift Savings Plan right for you?
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Is the Roth Thrift Savings Plan right for you?

The Thrift Savings Plan "Highlights" newsletter came out last month with an update on the annual expenses of their six type of index funds: 0.025%. Two-and-a-half basis points. 25 cents of expenses for every thousand dollars in your TSP account. As far as I've been able to learn, that's America's cheapest collection ...

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