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Best Places to Retire for Military Families

Money Magazine has just released their annual list of the Top 100 Places to Live. I’m always attracted to the list because as I get closer to my military retirement I’m often asked where I’ll live. For many this question is a foregone conclusion. They’ll return to their home of record, closer to family, their … Continue reading

10 Tips Military Members Miss

Robert Powell is a frequent contributor to MarketWatch.com, a favorite resource for YMM. In his article, “10 Overlooked Retirement Tips” he offers differing views on various retirement savings techniques. Here we examine 10 more techniques for military members, some that might be misunderstood and that create paralysis of action, preventing you from achieving your early … Continue reading

Buy or Rent?

A recent article in the Air Force Times newspaper discussed the topic of whether military members should buy or rent a home following a PCS move. With the summer move cycle upon us, many active duty service members are considering the options now. The desire to own the home you live in is a strong … Continue reading

In Consideration of Living Abroad

Photo Credit: Dreamstime.com The popularity of HGTV’s House Hunter International program demonstrates that Americans are at least intrigued with the idea of living abroad. The images of beach-side hideaways and cobblestone streets are appealing, and all the real estate agents speak English without an accent. Marketwatch published an article about the world’s top 10 retirement … Continue reading

Living Well on $40,000 a year or less

There have been a number of articles written recently about how to live in America on less money. Whether it is a function of the unemployment rate, the populist counter-Corporate movement, or a back-to-basics philosophy of consumption vs. value, these articles seem be be getting a lot of attention. There’s the story of the school … Continue reading

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