Category Archives: Military

Borrowed Time Has Been Repaid in Memories; Farewell Elizabeth

My daughter leaves for the U.S. Air Force in a couple of days.  The months since she told us she was enlisting have turned into weeks and now days.  Soon we’ll be carefully watching each precious hour that will be poured … Continue reading

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Ready! Fire! Aim? Five Ways Borrowers Can Be Like Sun Tzu

“Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought.  The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand.  Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to … Continue reading

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Veterans, Thanks for your Service! What you Taught us about Borrowing Money

In honor of all military veterans on Veterans Day I thank you for your service.  So let’s take a look at our original veterans, the Minutemen of the early colonies’ militias and their tactics that can be adopted by today’s … Continue reading

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Operation Mortgage Freedom or Prisoner of Myth? The Soldier Dollar Wars

We all want the truth when it comes to financing our home, right?  What is truth?  This is part three of a series on housing and mortgages.  The last two posts covered some common beliefs about home ownership: September 8, … Continue reading

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High Altitude Borrowing

I am aware of the correlation between the lack of oxygen and impaired brain function.  I experienced that first hand in army flight school when they put us in the hypobaric chamber to simulate the effects of high altitude.  We … Continue reading

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The Helicopter Pilot and the Borrower

I was hooked on flying by the U.S. army aviation brochure in the recruiter’s office.  I wanted to jump behind the controls of a helicopter and take off.  But first I spent 15 months learning weather, aerodynamics, instrument flying and … Continue reading

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