Posts in category Retirement

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 […]

This is why people hate investing (an...

This is why people hate investing (and some lessons learned to make the process less painful!)

  We entered summer with a plan. We were going to move many of our accounts over to Vanguard, including both of our Roth IRAs, an old traditional IRA that Davin had rolled over from an old 401k, an individual brokerage account that I had, and I was going to roll over my 403b from […]

Getting Started Series Part 7- What t...

Getting Started Series Part 7- What to Look for in a Mutual Fund

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 […]

Getting Started Series Part 6- The Gl...

Getting Started Series Part 6- The Glory of Index Funds

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 […]

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 […]

Getting Started Series Part 3: Tax Ad...

Getting Started Series Part 3: Retirement Accounts

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 […]