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Workplace: The Military vs Corporations

“When it comes to pay, promotion, education,pension, job security and being ordered about, the military offers a freer and kinder existence than most corporations. And only a few civilians can turn up to work on any given morning to find they are off on an another adventure somewhere in the world.” 18 more words


Three Reasons You Should Stay Local After Transitioning From the Military

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they have to make the decision to get out of the military.  Whether it’s retirement or separation, everyone will eventually have to part ways with their service.  921 more words

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What Will My Military Pension Look Like After Retirement?

One of my friends asked me to write about the impacts to your cash flow when you retire.  While your cash flow may go up or down based upon a lot of non-military factors, such as relocation or your follow-on career, this blog post will attempt to address the military-specific changes that occur, and which you should take into account when you’re planning for separation or retirement. 992 more words

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What is the Survivor Benefit Plan, and What Does It Mean to Me?

What is the Survivor Benefit Plan, and What Does It Mean to Me?


The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is a fundamental part of post-military retirement planning, and there is a lot of information out there to educate people about it.  976 more words

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Retirement Journal (Initial Entry)

One of the things I wanted to do with this blog is to chronicle the transition from my military career to my new civilian career as a fee-only financial planner in the Tampa Bay area.  1,247 more words

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Peter Parker's (Spiderman's) Double Life: Oh, What a Tangled Web

Filed under “Truth is stranger than fiction (but both are fun to blog about)” the story of Peter Parker, aka Spiderman, gave the Fairy Tale Genealogist plenty of juicy details to uncover and document. 702 more words

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Cheatsheet: Table of Wars and Ages of Servicemen

Military records are a valuable source of genealogical information—one of the best!  Military service records, bounty land files, and pension files are some of the more commonly used in this record group, but don’t stop there.   193 more words

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