MIL Money after your service?

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  1. DVS Man

    DVS Man Where the fuck is Battle Cat?

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    Basically the premise behind me joining the Air Force is b/c I am in need of money. When you were done w/ your service, did you have a bit saved up?
     
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    MadEmperor meh OT Supporter

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    Worst reason to join ever :ugh2:
     
  3. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    you will hate life and the military lifestyle if you're only joining for money. Then you'll be a dipshit and some SNCO is going to kick your ass.

    Sorry, its the truth
     
  4. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    Most people who had the discipline to save up in the military was already doing it before they joined. You are already starting off on the wrong foot...but go ahead and join the Army and get that fat bonus. Sounds like you already need it.
     
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    NisAznMonk New Member

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    I knew I remembered your user name from somewhere: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3315948

    2 months later and it still doesn't look like you've done anything to help yourself. You are already talking about life AFTER the service, and you haven't even tried to get in.
     
  6. DVS Man

    DVS Man Where the fuck is Battle Cat?

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    Two months later, I'm still clearing things up that would hinder me in joining like traffic violations and such. Beyond the idea of money, I'm joining b/c at 23 it would be very hard for me to finish school w/ all the bills I'd have to pay along the way. I figure I'd go to school part time in the Air Force, while I had practically zero bills regarding room/board. Better than going to college to finish up my two years I have left of a 4 Year degree while working somewhere full-time w/ rent.

    After the 2 months, I haven't lost focus, it's still a commitment for me. Both my parents were in the Marines. My Dad was 30 year Vet with accolades like Marine Corps Ground Officer of the Year. So I am somewhat familiar w/ the lifestyle via his words.
     
  7. Yeah didn't you know everyone joins to serve their country!?
     
  8. Drunk Bastard Audio

    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    Joining the service for money is definitely not a valid reason...did you even look at the paycharts prior to joining?
     
  9. DVS Man

    DVS Man Where the fuck is Battle Cat?

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    I did, I see what I'd earn as an E-2 going in. I also know that with the free lifestyle for awhile, bills can be decimated pretty quickly I'd imagine. Figured once I get out if I don't choose to re-enlist, I'd have a few K saved up. or maybe not
     
  10. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Well discipline is where it is at. It's hard for the single guys not to go out all the time but if you can pull it off then so be it.
     
  11. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    If you cant save money now, you will not be able to save money after you join. It has nothing to do with the military, or even how much you get paid... ...it has to do with your financial attitude.
     
  12. usmcdevil

    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    the air force :ugh2:
     
  13. NPH

    NPH Guest

    I'm getting out and don't have shit thanks to a divorce.
     
  14. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    I know the Navy has a financial management course called THE MILLION DOLLAR SAILOR.

    I'm sure the AF has something similar. You should look into it.
     
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    How much you save depends on you. I've seen privates who come from poor backgrounds get their hands on a little money and blow it all on crap. Back in AIT, these dumbasses came back from pass with gold medallions. GOLD medallions!!!! Its so easy to lose track of how much you have especially with a debit card. As long as you're good with your finances, you should be able to save a bit of money.
     
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    i don't know why you guys are giving him shit about joining for money.

    atleast half the people that join the military join cause they dont have shit in life to begin with. Means nothing as to what kinda person you'll be while your in..

    With that said..I had a nice chunk of change saved up and I only saved my last year in. Had I been responsible my whole 4 years in...i would have had alot more.
     
  17. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Immediately sign up for TSP and put 10% of your Base pay and 100% of your special pays into it? :dunno:

    When you get a raise (every year) and/or promotion drop 50% of the raise (effectively giving yourself a 40% raise) into a Roth IRA and try to max that out by the end of the year? :dunno:
     
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    well if you have nothing better to do with your life right now you really have nothing to loose.. other then your freedom to do whatever the hell you want.
     
  19. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  20. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    you will not save money by joining up. Not to say you can't, but joining in order to save money will NOT happen
     
  21. NPH

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    If money is what you want. You might not like the military that much. Then again, it might put you in a better position than you're currently at.

    Some pointers. Deploy ($$$).. Get married ($$$).. Get stationed overseas ($$$)..
     
  22. DVS Man

    DVS Man Where the fuck is Battle Cat?

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    $1300/mo is nothing to get excited about, that's obvious. Regardless, I am in debt, pretty significant for a 23 yr old w/ 2.5 yrs of college under his belt. Not wanting to stay at Mommy/Daddy's house to recoup what I owe, which would take longer than I could bear w/ the shame. Not really seeing many alternatives along the lines of get structure in your life, w/ zero bills for the introductory part of the Military. (before you are deported or stationed overseas like seiken said) Being in the Air Force isn't that bad of a decision eh? I know everyone doesn't join just b/c they want to fight for their country on some level.
     
  23. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I know you're generalizing, but that's not entirely true.

    I joined because I wanted to serve my country, my father was active duty Navy, I had an uncle who'd served in the Corps as well. I also felt that it was my duty as a freedom loving American citizen to join the military and at the least repay so many of the fighting men and women who'd laid down their lives so that I could grow up and enjoy the freedoms I have. Just because we weren't "at war" doesn't make those who signed up before 9/11 any less patriotic.
     
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  25. NisAznMonk

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    well said :)
     

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