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Old 04-09-2013, 04:20 AM   #1
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I was directed to this site from The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement. Really wish that i stumbled upon this book several years back. I am an E- 7 in the US Army with just over 4 years until I hit my 20 year mark. The information that I have come across so far has been invaluable!
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Welcome, and with 4 years left, I hope you are not ROAD. Little early don't you think?
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #4
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Welcome, and with 4 years left, I hope you are not ROAD. Little early don't you think?
No, can't say that I am but it is as clever as I get these days?
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No, can't say that I am but it is as clever as I get these days?
I'm not military, but does ROAD stand for Retired On Active Duty?
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:31 AM   #8
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Guess we all have our own definition of ER

Seriously though, I am very content with my current career and am weighing the options/ possibilities of a few more years past my 20 year benchmark. A bridge job is most likely in my future; just depends on what the military has in store for me at the time.
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depends on what the military has in store for me at the time.
I think 90% of us had/have that attitude towards the 20 year mark (retired USAF here).

The military can be a good (sometimes great) career for many people, but the options can also be somewhere between lousy and terrible. Good luck, and may your decision be an easy one!
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Welcome.

IIRC when I was PFC, the E7s and First Sergeants and their buddies were easy find in the afternoons. Just look in the Rod and Gun club on any base.
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There was a lot of very important networking going on in those rod and gun clubs. Someone who is really good at the R.O.A.D program can make it work for a decade or more. I have a very good friend who got a short timers attitude around the 15th year of his career and kept it until he retired with 30 years in.
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When I had 100 days left, bought a Meter rule. Every day sawed off 1 centimeter.
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The military can be a good (sometimes great) career for many people, but the options can also be somewhere between lousy and terrible. Good luck, and may your decision be an easy one!
I find it very reassuring making the decision on my terms with the security of my pension and healthcare lined up. The one thing that I do know for sure is that when I make the transition, anything over a forty hour week is out of the question. Plus if things are going well at the time the xtra year may very well be worth the aditional 2.5%
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When I had 100 days left, bought a Meter rule. Every day sawed off 1 centimeter.
I just might have to steal that idea of yours; will pick up a meter stick during my next trip to the rod and gun club
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Congrats on being a short timer and thank you for your service!
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