Being in the midst of military life, you and your family may not be thinking about transitioning out because you're just trying to survive. Or you may be thinking about it constantly, waiting for that day until you can say goodbye to the nomad lifestyle. Either way it's always good to have a plan and think ahead about what you will do in life after the military. In this episode, I talk to Doug Nordman an expert at transitioning out of military service and helping others to think through all of their options once they feel their time in service is up.
Doug Nordman served for 20 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy’s submarine force and retired in 2002 at the age of 41. He and his spouse, a retired Navy Reservist, reached financial independence in the late 1990s on a high savings rate. They’ve lived in Hawaii for over 29 years, and their daughter was born & raised on Oahu. These days Doug enjoys surfing, slow travel, writing, reading, home improvement, and more surfing. Doug is the author of “The Military Guide To Financial Independence And Retirement” and founder of The-Military-Guide.com. (He donates all of his writing revenues to military-friendly charities.) Their daughter and her spouse are both active-duty Navy, so military personal finance is an important family topic... almost as important as surfing.
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