This post is for those of you who want to follow military-specific personal finance blogs, but don’t want to get overwhelmed by everything that’s out there. If you don’t know where to go beyond this blog, I would suggest checking out these five places, and see which ones resonate with you.
Military Wallet was created around 2007 by Ryan Guina, who is a former active-duty, current Air National Guard member. The Military Wallet contains a TON of information about almost every personal finance topic you could think about, from veterans’ benefits to Thrift Savings Plan, to everything in between. Ryan also has a podcast, which you can listen to on iTunes or Stitcher. Ryan is not just a highly regarded blogger in the military community, he’s one of the top 50 personal finance bloggers in the world. At over 87,000 subscribers, there are a lot of people who like to read Ryan’s work. He also runs another non-military site called Cash Money Life, which focuses on personal finance and investing. That site is also worth bookmarking.
Doug Nordman started this blog in 2010 as a way to help shape and promote his book, The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement. Ever since, he has continued to put article after article of amazing content into this blog, and truly goes out of his way to help other servicemembers, and their families find financial independence the way he did. If you wish, you can find a link to Doug’s book on Amazon here. Doug donates 100% of his profits to veterans’ charities. Alas! The story wouldn’t be complete without introducing Curtez Riggs, who took over The Military Guide from Doug a couple of years ago, and continues to add great content to the blog.
I wrote for years at Military.com before I started this blog. There are something like 2,400 articles at The Paycheck Chronicles. Some of them are lousy, and some of them are outstanding. Such are the perils of a daily deadline…
A relative newcomer, Airmen Mildollar has put together a remarkable number of really high quality articles. She’s super-smart on all things Blended Retirement System (BRS) and other issues about retirement planning.
Spencer, who is a career Air Force officer, uses Military Money Manual as a way to document his journey to financial independence. Spencer started this blog in 2012, and uses it to focus readers on his investment philosophies and strategies. If you’re looking for low cost ways to invest your money for the long run, Spencer’s blog is a good place to go.
Military Saves is a military-focused effort by America Saves, which is a non-profit campaign to help people reduce personal debt and take control of their day to day finances. Specifically, Military Savesseeks to motivate, support, and encourage military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. If you’re interested in saving money and reducing debt, Military Saves is a good place to start.
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