Browsing Archive January, 2015
Book Review: #MoneyChat THE BOOK
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Book Review: #MoneyChat THE BOOK

  Yep, that's the title: with hashtag. Have you ever noticed how you and your friends talk about money? Some people will perpetually complain about not having enough, or needing to borrow more, or avoiding bill collectors. They're stressed out about their financial problems and worried about their debt. ...

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My Financial Independence:  2014 Review and 2015 Plans
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My Financial Independence: 2014 Review and 2015 Plans

  [Nords note: As you'll learn from the details of this post, the author is an O-5 who's trying to stay anonymous. He's also written two other posts about his journey to financial independence. Your first thought may be "Sure, anyone could save for retirement with his paycheck!" But when you read his earlier ...

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Survey Results For “The Millennial Next Door”
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Survey Results For “The Millennial Next Door”

MoneyTips.com is launching a free eBook on financially successful Millennials! Click here for your free copy! “The Millennial Next Door” is based on a survey of nearly 600 Millennials who volunteered their financial progress. They also shared their fears and regrets, and gave their advice. (Disclosure: I’m not one ...

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Army Officers Will Keep Their Officer Pensions
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Army Officers Will Keep Their Officer Pensions

A group of Army O-3s will finally be paid the pensions they've earned. However their story is also a cautionary example of why you should be saving and investing for financial independence. Last month the Army announced that this blog helped a few officers keep their pensions. Well, sure, the press release ...

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Don’t Buy a Home on Active Duty
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Don’t Buy a Home on Active Duty

A reader writes: "My spouse and I don't have a house to use as a tax shelter. We are transferring to a new duty station on the coast for 22 months and I am seriously thinking about buying a house there. Why throw away money on rent when we can buy and have a mortgage of about half of our housing allowance? It's in a ...

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