Hi everybody, I’m MD from MilitaryDollar.com.
ETA: Whoops! Apparently it’s very easy to accidentally post before you are done
I started blogging back in April 2017 and just realized there was a forum here. Glad to join the team!
I’m an active duty Air Force officer, currently stationed in the DC area. I started off life knowing virtually nothing about money and after a fair amount of mistakes, I started teaching myself about money the summer after my freshman year of college. I guess I’m pretty well rounded when it comes to PF experience - I’ve had student loans, missed credit card payments, good and bad investments, success in real estate (primary home and rental), I’ve been a FIRE follower for years, etc etc etc.
I started blogging because I became known for my financial knowledge amongst a group of fellow officers, and they kept asking me to start blogging. I knew it was something I wanted to do, but figured it would be a post-career activity. Eventually, though, I gave in and I’m so glad I did! It’s so much fun! And way, way more work than I ever expected. I am very much still in the learning phase and if the past 5 months are any indication, I will be learning more about this world for a long time. There’s a lot to learn.
Anyway, that’s the brief intro to me. I can’t wait to talk to more of you through this forum. Thanks for having me here!