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I started this website in 2012, while bored in a long training pipeline in the heartland of America. Inspired by other personal finance blogs and websites, I seek to bring an active duty military perspective to the investing and financial independence world. You can learn more about me and this site here.

This site is independently owned and operated and all opinions expressed are my own. The views expressed on this site are those of the author only and may not reflect the views or policies of the US Government, Department of Defense, or the US Air Force.

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Sole Ownership

Unlike many financial websites out there, I have no corporate overlords. This site is owned and operated solely by me, Spencer, a captain in the US Air Force. I try to always give advice that I have used myself to increase my net worth or happiness.

However, my lawyer advises me that I must state that is for informational purposes only. This website does not provide legal, financial, accounting or tax advice. Rates and terms set on third-party websites are subject to change without notice.

In accordance with FTC guidelines, you should assume that I have a financial relationship with all merchants and companies mentioned on my site. I do not control what appears in the Google Adsense advertising, this is based on the content of the site, your browsing history, and what Google thinks the most relevant ad would be. Install Ad-Block Plus if they annoy you.

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I only write reviews and include affiliate links about products I personally use, trust, and like. If I can't personally talk about a product, I will either sign up for it and try it out or I will include an non-affiliate link.

I only provide affiliate links for products I believe will help servicemembers achieve financial independence faster. For instance, you will never see a payday loan link on my site, even though the commissions for these links are extremely high. I can still maintain my integrity and make a bit of money of this site.

Many of the products I recommend (TSP, Vanguard) do not have affiliate programs but I still recommend them ahead of affiliated programs.

All content on this site is provided for free and written either by me or by a guest writer I have personally invited to write. I have worked for thousands of hours on this site and received little in compensation for the site based on an hourly rate. I try to be open and honest about any potential conflicts of interest. Ultimately only you can decide if you trust my recommendations.

Also please note that is for informational purposes only. This website does not provide investment advice, nor is it an offer or solicitation of any kind to buy or sell any investment products. This site is independently owned and all opinions are mine and mine alone. Any appearance of advertisements does not constitute an endorsement of that product or service.

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