More About Passion and the Masters

Passionate Earning

You’ll recall I have mentioned often there that the number one thing, above all, that you must do to make money online is to do something.  Of all the reasons people fail, there is no reason that even comes close than paralysis by analysis.… Read the rest

Make 36% On Your Investment, 100% Safe and Legal!

Make 36% ROI?

Yes you can make 36% on your investment!

OK, how’s that for a bit of linkbait. It’s absolutely true, though. And no this is not a scam, it’s not illegal in any way and I am not selling anything or touting anything except regaining your financial health.… Read the rest

More About Those Pesky Points

Yesterday we got into a few of the details about Reserve Component Retirement Points and why the standard months married over months of service might not be the right way to go when calculating options for dividing a reserve component retirement annuity.  here’s a few general pension division rules and why I think some finesse is required when the pension is derived from Reserve Component service.  Obviously I am not an authority and not every state’s rules are the same, but this is the general format:

  1. Only the portion of retirement benefits accrued during the marriage are marital property subject to equitable division.
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A Few More Thoughts On Reserve Component Retirement

I’m sure I cured a lot of people’s insomnia yesterday with my big post on Reserve Military Component retirement. Just in case there’s still a few of you with insomnia, I’ll post another short one at bedtime here in Sunny Colorado.… Read the rest

Military Retirement — Special Six-Part Series — Part 2 — Death Benefits

Here’s the second installment in our six part Military Pay series. Other posts are here:


In return for years of service, the military offers an array of benefits for retirees, including a pension adjusted every year for inflation, money for college, health-care coverage and more.

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Just What is the TSP?

We field a lot of questions on the TSP — Thrift Savings Plan.  Here’s a good capsule description and a deep resource of links useful for those who need to drill down to the details:

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees. 

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