About ‘The Millionaire Soldier’…

Empowering you with the knowledge to succeed financially.

Personal Finance.

In 2008, I was faced with one of the hardest decision a Service Member must ever face, should I re-enlist in the U.S. Army, or should I leave and move onto a career in the private sector.  After much personal debate, I decided to remain in the military but under one condition.  If I were to stay in the Army, I would retire as a millionaire. 

This was by far the most ambitious goal I ever set forth, and to be honest, I had no clue what I was doing.  While looking around at my fellow Service Members, I could see they did not share in my goal.  I had no mentor for help.  Like any reasonable person, I hit Google for advice.  Talk about confusing and contradictory.  Financial advise is like a diet plan, everyone has their idea of what it looks like, but no one is losing weight.

 

I pressed on, however, and decided to take advantage of the U.S. Army’s tuition assistance and enrolled into college.  After years of late nights doing school work, I successfully obtained a degree in Accounting and felt like I had the tools I needed to accomplish this goal.  By this time, I was saving, investing, and doing what I thought it took to become a millionaire.  But it felt that with every two steps forward I was taking one step backward.  

 

Fast forward to Christmas of 2012.  Spending the holidays in Kandahar was not an ideal situation.  But this is where I met Tom.  Tom was an individual who shared a common goal, the desire to succeed with finances.  To my luck, it was Tom’s desire to share what he had learned in the form of a gift.  The gift was a book called The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.  If you are seriously struggling financially or trying to get on a proven path to success, then this is the one book you need to read today. If you couldn’t tell, I read this book from cover to cover and forever had my financial mind blown.  

 

Now that I live a financially responsible life, I have had numerous Soldiers, both Junior and Senior in rank, who have asked for my guidance to help with their financial troubles.  I have always been there to listen and provide guidance in a way to help them overcome their problems.  This blog was created to continue to help my fellow brothers and sisters of the armed forces succeed financially.  Just as Tom helped me, as a community, we can help each other.

Please feel free to review the content of this blog to answer your financial questions.  If there is something you want to know more about or have questions you can’t find the answers to, please comment on a post or email me in the “contact us” section.  If I have posted a blog on a topic that interested you, please let me know by leaving a comment on it.

Just a final note, I am financing this website with my own funds.  To help offset the cost of running a site, there are links within this site which will provide a small compensation if they are used.  These affiliate links do not increase the cost of your purchase and actually may give you a better deal than if you did not use them.  An example of this would be the link on the book title above.  Rest assured though, all products, books, and service I mention on this site are something I own, read or use.  I have a moral standard that would not allow me to simply put up content without believing in it myself.

 

Disclaimers:

What website doesn’t have disclaimers?  First of all, yes I am a member of the military, but the views expressed on this website are solely mine and are not shared by the Department of Defense, any branch of the military, or any other government entity.  The products and services mentioned on this site are also my own recommendations and not that of the U.S. Government.  

I am not a financial planner, an institutional investor, or a licensed professional by any means.  Rather, I am a guy who has a goal to become a millionaire and would like to share what I have learned toward obtaining this goal.  It is my passion to provide the best advice and strategies for those who are interested.  While I try to provide the best information to the readers, everyone’s financial situation is unique.  As such no website has a single answer which fits everyone’s financial situation.  

Please use other sources of information to ensure you have a full understanding prior to making financial decisions.  Therefore, I cannot accept responsibility for any losses, damages, or inconveniences you may suffer while making use of information from this blog.  If you have serious financial problems, or questions in general, please seek advise from a trained professional at your installation (such as with Army Community Service) or contact Military OneSource toll-free at 1-800-342-9647.  

Understand that old posts will remain on this website.  They contained information which was relevant at the time of their creation.  Be cognizant of when an item was posted as the value of the post may no longer contain valid information.

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