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Old 05-31-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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Nords hits the big time!

Earlier today I finally looked at my USAA Magazine that came the other day. There is an article about frugal living which features a profile of our own Nords in his Aloha shirt along with his strategies for living on his Navy pension, investments and income from his rental property. Article also mentions his book.

Way to go!
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Here's a link to the article: USAA - Summer 2014
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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Nice write up. Congrats to Nords!
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:54 PM   #4
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Yes, good on ya Nords.
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Cool!!!!!
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Good job! I believe your well crafted article will be helpful to the reader.
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Well done!
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:07 PM   #8
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Outstanding!

This is the second USAA profile of a person I know. A few years back, USAA profiled one of my former USAF bosses.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:12 PM   #9
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Very nice Nords !

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Old 05-31-2014, 06:40 PM   #10
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I get the USAA magazine in print format. I will have to keep my eyes peeled as it has not yet arrived! Very nice write up.
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Congratulations Nords !
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:19 PM   #12
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Wonder if Nords will still hang out with us now that he's famous

Next thing ya know we'll be seeing him in an episode of Hawaii 5-0
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Next thing ya know we'll be seeing him in an episode of Hawaii 5-0
Book 'em Nordo!
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:35 AM   #14
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Good for you Nords, poster child for lifestyles of the frugal and famous
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:18 PM   #15
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Thanks! Not only did we get the message out, but I had a great time.

USAA Magazine hired a professional photographer, and I regret that none of my aloha shirts made the cut. (That's a loaner.) We started out at our home and ended up at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park. The magazine put a lot of labor and money into this!

I'd like to quell another rumor: no, that is not our back yard. Marco Garcia Photography spent four hours taking hundreds of pictures (including our actual back yard), and the editors liked that one. It's in an old cane field alongside Kamehameha Highway overlooking Haleiwa. (I'm gazing over the traffic crawling up the hill on the other side of the berm.) But we did get to go surfing during the shoot, so no complaints. The magazine sent me a 5"x7" print of another photo, and now I can talk to Marco about getting the rest of his shots for our family album and social media.

Best interview ever. Andrea Peck asked all the right questions and Pace Communications put two fact-checkers on the job. I think Andrea has another interview in the works. If you're a USAA member or military retiree with a success story about financial independence, then you're the type of person she'd like to talk to someday. Let me know if you're interested and I'll pass your name along.

USAA is also putting out a couple of big announcements on their website. I'm posting on Thu 5 June about their "Top Military Communities" tool, and they have a major back-office upgrade coming from their investment branch in a few months. I'm tentatively planning to post about that on Thu 19 June.
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So it's true...you heard it here first....Nords was outstanding in his field.

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Nice article-congrats!
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I read the article and looked at the picture and THEN!! Bingo, figured out it was you. Good job!
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:01 AM   #19
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Congratulations! Very good article!
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Book 'em Nordo!

Hahaha! That was great! Laughed out loud at that one.

Congrats on the article, Nords!
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