Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tailor your investments to your military pay and your pension


  Moshe Milevsky’s book “Are You a Stock or a Bond?” suggests that military on active duty can invest much more aggressively than many civilians. Milevsky’s concept of “human capital” grew out of his studies of investment and retirement plans. … Continue reading

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Real estate: rent or buy?


Everyone in the service knows a military real-estate mogul. They’re shipmates or other veterans who always seem to be looking at real estate, working on their home, and maybe even renting out a house as landlord or investing in commercial … Continue reading

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Simple ways to start saving


Short post today, folks. It’s a straightforward topic and you’re probably busy getting ready for the holidays! Before we start, here’s another reminder about getting on the road to financial independence:  are you tracking your spending yet? If you’ve been … Continue reading

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Frugal living is not deprivation


The military teaches everyone how to live an extraordinarily frugal lifestyle. No matter what reputation your service has, at some point you’ve lived in a very small room with a narrow bed and little storage. Maybe you did without a … Continue reading

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