Tag Archives: inflation

Hedging inflation with a mortgage


Previous posts have already discussed whether you should buy a home or rent. For purposes of this post, let’s assume that you’ve decided to own your home. Now let’s talk mortgages. Full disclosure: If you’re not comfortable with aggressive investing, … Continue reading

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Back to the Trinity Study


Today’s post will be a sensuous reading experience that only a financial planner or an economist could love. If you’re just getting started on your own finances then you probably want to skip this post (!) in favor of reading … Continue reading

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Effect of inflation on a REDUX military pension


Veterans entering the service after July 1986 are eligible to choose between two different retirement systems. The first system, High Three, offers a multiplier of 50% at 20 years of service and raises it 2.5%/year to 75% at 30 years … Continue reading

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COLA calculations


    The Department of Defense applies the Social Security Administration’s calculation for COLAs to military pensions. Although the money comes from different agencies, the numbers are the same. The COLA for the following year (applied in January) is calculated … Continue reading

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