Investment Property Chronicles – Chapter 1: Education

This week I had the good fortune of purchasing my first investment property (pictured above). Through this process I learned a ton about real estate and the art of buying a property for investment purposes. My intent in sharing this experience is to empower anyone looking for their first or next real estate purchase. Buying … Continue reading Investment Property Chronicles – Chapter 1: Education

Air Force Continuation Pay Rates Released

We're less than a month away from the start of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) and all military branches have now released their Continuation Pay Rates for 2018 with the Air Force being the last to do so with their announcement a couple weeks ago. All branches went with the same multiplier, year of service … Continue reading Air Force Continuation Pay Rates Released

Before your Black Friday spending spree…PAY YOURSELF FIRST!

With amazing deals on everything on your holiday shopping list literally hours away, I want to encourage everyone to take a few moments to consider paying yourself first before the shopapalooza begins. Here's a few ideas: Set up an Acorns account. Acorns allows you to link your accounts and it'll automatically round up your purchases … Continue reading Before your Black Friday spending spree…PAY YOURSELF FIRST!

The Blended Retirement System – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and Why You Should Care

If you’re like me, you completed your mandated Blended Retirement System (affectionately known as BRS from here on out) CBT and found yourself saying, “Holy smokes, that CBT was educational AND surprisingly enjoyable!” Just kidding. Many of us likely took the approach of, yep, uh huh, I’m sticking with the traditional system…don’t care…can I possibly … Continue reading The Blended Retirement System – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and Why You Should Care

November Stock Pick ‘o the Month

The Canadian company Shopify (SHOP) is the tip of the spear when it comes to providing e-commerce business solutions to small and medium sized businesses. Shopify has been growing at a ridiculous pace with its recently announced 3rd Quarter revenue up 72% from 3Q16. Wall Street has taken notice too as SHOP is up nearly … Continue reading November Stock Pick ‘o the Month

Continuation Pay Rates Released

With the launch of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) right around the corner, 2018 Continuation Pay Rates are being released. All of the major branches other than the Air Force have reported their rates...all are offering Continuation Pay at 12 Years of Service (YOS) and at the minimum rate of 2.5X base pay (i.e. TSgt … Continue reading Continuation Pay Rates Released

Budget Hacks That Could Save You Some Serious Coin!

With the holidays right around the corner, it makes sense to take a look at our budgets for some inefficiencies where we can save some money every month. You're not going to be able to avoid all of the normal expenses that come with the holiday season, but if you can trim $50-100 month from … Continue reading Budget Hacks That Could Save You Some Serious Coin!

5 Things Every Servicemember Should Know About the Blended Retirement System

Those stacks of Benjamins pictured above represent the money you could be leaving on the table if you make the wrong choices or don't fully understand the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Here are the Top 5 things that every Servicemember should know about the BRS: The BRS goes in to effect on January 1, 2018. … Continue reading 5 Things Every Servicemember Should Know About the Blended Retirement System