Doug Nordman served for 20 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy’s submarine force and retired in 2002 at the age of 41. He and his spouse, a retired Navy Reservist, reached financial independence in 1999 on a high savings rate. They’ve lived in Hawaii for over 30 years, and their daughter Carol was born & raised on Oahu. These days Doug enjoys surfing, slow travel, writing, public speaking, reading, home improvement, personal-finance conferences, and more surfing.
With his daughter Carol Pittner, he’s the co-author of “Raising Your Money-Savvy Family For Next Generation Financial Independence” through ChooseFI Media. He’s also the author of “The Military Guide To Financial Independence And Retirement” and founder of The-Military-Guide.com. Military personal finance is an important family topic… almost as important as surfing.
Doug donates all of his writing and speaking revenue to military-friendly charities.