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post #14 of Old 05-19-2013
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Re: Young liveaboard after Navy

If you ever come back to find this thread:

I separated six months ago after eight years active.

Current (right now) experience says: if you rank up quickly, if you keep all your ducks in a row, if you don't mess up and do something stupid, and if you don't spend all your money on ridiculous things and alcohol and strippers in foreign ports, sure. Military pay may not be what it should be, but it's plenty to save enough to set yourself up for success if you keep your eye on the prize.

Unemployment at the moment is 6-18 months depending on what state you're in and if you're using the GI Bill (requires 36 months of service for full benefits) you don't need to be actively looking for a job.

I'm looking right now for something 30-35' to liveaboard with money I've saved in the last eight (three?) years. It's possible.
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