Browsing Archive April, 2014
Book Review: “When She Makes More”
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Book Review: “When She Makes More”

I'm financially independent, but I'm blissfully ignorant of popular culture. (Maybe those two facts are related?) I had never heard of Farnoosh Torabi. I first noticed her work a few years ago when she interviewed blogger buddy Darrow Kirkpatrick for Yahoo! Finance about his early retirement. (Yeah, I know now that ...

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No More Military Retirement or Tricare Prime?!?
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No More Military Retirement or Tricare Prime?!?

It's that time of year again: Congress is debating the annual federal budget proposals. My e-mail and social media have exploded with outraged commentary on the proposals to overhaul the military retirement system and to get rid of Tricare Prime. How does that affect your retirement? How does that affect your ...

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Tricare or MTF: Will The Army Pay For Tattoo Removal?
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Tricare or MTF: Will The Army Pay For Tattoo Removal?

Question: I have a total of 5 tattoos that fall below my right elbow. My Commander determined that my tattoos are not in compliance with AR 670-1, 3-3c(2). I've been counseled, and I understand that I've been grandfathered (which I'm extremely grateful for). Prior to the release of the new policy, I was preparing ...

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The Frugal Effect
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The Frugal Effect

Last month I posted about our evolving attitudes on spending money. My spouse and I have achieved financial independence, yet our spending still apparently needs a purpose. Even after a decade of military retirement we don't just fritter away our money-- we still apply our frugal tools to decide whether the spending ...

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