Monthly Archives: December 2011

Should You Join The Reserves or National Guard?

Fair warning: this is a long post, even by my standards. Hey, it’s Thursday, it’s a holiday weekend, and (for a change) it’s not financial. There’s not even any math. But let’s get to the post. Ironically for being one … Continue reading

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Book review: “A Bittersweet Season”

      Jane Gross’ mother died in 2003 after several years of declining health. Jane and her brother spent those years moving Mom from Florida back to New York, settling her in one assisted living facility and then moving … Continue reading

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Parent’s letter to an 18-year-old

    After those last two blog posts, it’s time to lighten things up a little. Let’s talk about figuring out the “new rules” when your fledgling leaves the nest. Our daughter has given me permission to blog about an … Continue reading

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Military Drawdown Predictions

A reader posted some great questions the other day: What do you think is going to happen with the “retired benefit” debate within the greater context of the DoD portion of the Federal Budget? Will it be another … slash … Continue reading

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Update to “Just Write It”

I’m writing my first post from our new familyroom. The construction is finished and 99% of the interior painting is done, so yesterday my spouse and I spent a couple of hours moving back in. (We bribed a neighbor’s teen … Continue reading

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