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Book Review: “Give and Take”
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Book Review: “Give and Take”

Ever since I retired and stopped working with a lot of people, I've had the time to read and learn how to be much better at working with a lot of people. I wish I'd read Adam Grant's "Give and Take" before the Navy unleashed me upon my unsuspecting shipmates. It's fantastic leadership training for anyone who works ...

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Book Review: “Soldier of Finance” By Jeff Rose
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Book Review: “Soldier of Finance” By Jeff Rose

I've been blogging for "only" three years, and back in 2010, Jeff Rose was already several years into it. Yet even while he was building his blog and his financial-planning business (and raising a family and helping his spouse with her own blogger business), he was working on a book project. It's been a pleasure to ...

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Book review: “Rent vs. Own”
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Book review: “Rent vs. Own”

When you're striving for financial independence, does it really make sense to rent instead of owning your own home? One of the hidden costs of serving your country is relocating all over the world. The moving process is hard enough: my spouse and I have 19 duty stations between us, and we spent more of our careers ...

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Book review: “The Longevity Project”
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Book review: “The Longevity Project”

            "Come on, you , do you want to live forever?!?" -- Marine Corps First Sergeant Daly, Belleau Wood (slightly edited for a family-friendly blog)   One of the challenges of financial independence is "longevity risk", where you ensure that your ...

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I Tried 23andMe Genetic Testing & Here’s My Review
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I Tried 23andMe Genetic Testing & Here’s My Review

Very long post today (3000 words) but you have the time to read it-- and it's worth reading. Especially if you're interested in genetic testing. Here's my 23andMe Genetic Testing Reviews. A genetics researcher and director of the National Institutes of Health once said: "Genetics loads the gun and environment ...

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Book Review – To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure
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Book Review – To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure

Good nature and good sense must ever join; To err is human, to forgive, divine. -- Alexander Pope, "An Essay on Criticism" WARNING: Engineering geek alert. Bear with me here, and I'll eventually get around to personal finance. If you'd rather skip all that engineering stuff and just read about financial ...

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