I'll be honest, I was shocked when I loaded my financial balances on NetworthIQ and was ranked at the top of the list for all military members. I really expected to be in the middle. Instead I was about $30,000 above the next highest amount.
Of course, I was also the oldest registered military member to load a profile. If you look at the statistics, just 12% of the public profiles belong to members between 40-44, and there are just 85 military profiles.
So, instead of patting myself on the back for being ahead of everyone else, I think all those other members will be way ahead of me when they get to be 42 years old. They have the focus and the tools to become financially independent when I am out looking for another job.
Good luck to all those other 84 families!