Browsing Archive April, 2015
Stay For 30 Or Retire At 27?
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Stay For 30 Or Retire At 27?

Last month I had a 2400-word e-mail conversation about financial independence. A reader asked: "I'm on active duty and struggling with the idea of getting out at 27 years to start a bridge career. If I wait three more years to get my full 30, the longevity pay raise and my extra years of service mean that my pension ...

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“Should I Invest In Real Estate?  Or Buy Stocks?”
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“Should I Invest In Real Estate? Or Buy Stocks?”

A reader writes: "My spouse and I are in our late 60s and we've wanted to buy an investment property near our home for a long time. Our current home is almost paid for and we have no consumer debt. "I'm looking to make a move on the condo purchase with IRA funds, but have not done it yet. Looks like if I rent it ...

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How Do Military Veterans Learn Online?
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How Do Military Veterans Learn Online?

  Launch your business! A few weeks ago, Brian Richardson of VetLaunched started a survey of veteran's learning preferences.  (It's still open, so feel free to chime in with your choices!) He joined with a number of other military-friendly companies to help design better online tools for veteran education. ...

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Tips For Investors Just Starting Out
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Tips For Investors Just Starting Out

Way back in 2013, we posted an article with timeless relevance for military service members looking to establish new careers at home. The article was titled Keys To Saving When You Start Your Career, and it contained a number of vital tips that can help you toward financial independence. One of these tips was to take ...

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