Posts in category Military

Financial Independence & the Ser...

Financial Independence & the Servicemember

Sounds like a modern day fairytale! What does financial independence mean if you’re looking at a military career? Well first, let’s take a look at the meaning of financial independence. If you read personal finance blogs, you will see many people reference the goal of financial independence, often shortened to FI. In a nutshell, the […]

My money philosophy, compressed to an...

My money philosophy, compressed to an index card

I recently read this post about personal finance bloggers giving their best money advice on an index card. So I wrote my own! I present to you my philosophy on money on a single index card:   This is probably against the rules, but here’s a little elaboration… Make it easy– Automate your accounts. Use index funds so […]

Why we invest in Roth accounts

Why we invest in Roth accounts

Read more about retirement accounts and the TSP.   One reason why we started this blog was because we felt like our situation, namely as a military family, was vastly different from that of other financial bloggers and writers. And because of that difference, a lot of “tried and true” advice or “rules” don’t apply to […]

Getting Started Series Part 4: Overvi...

Getting Started Series Part 4

  This is a series intended to answer the question “I’m covering my bills, now what?” It’s for people who have a steady source of income and have a vague notion that they should be doing something more with their money, but don’t really know how to begin. This will go through what to do […]

The Getting Started Series Part 2: De...

Getting Started Series Part 2

This is a series intended to answer the question “I’m covering my bills, now what?” It’s for people who have a steady source of income and have a vague notion that they should be doing something more with their money, but don’t really know how to begin. This will go through what to do with […]