Author Archives: Martilyo

Now boarding! – Tips for less stress air travel
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airplane4001

I started this blog post on 12/12/2013 Greetings from 35,998 feet! I am currently somewhere over Canada as I am taking my usual return trip from work in Saudi Arabia. So far it has been a little over 24 hours since I took off by helicopter from my rig, Ensco 88. I must say that this kind of “marathon” travel can really put a toll on your body. Spending over 15 hours on one flight … Continue reading

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Where do I begin? A quick guide to financial freedom
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  Where do I begin? This is a very common question I get asked a lot.  The most simple answer to this question is to create a system.  Have you ever noticed that almost everything you do in life is based upon a system?  I will list the steps of a basic “get out of debt system” and then talk about them on later blog posts.  Modify it to fit your needs.  I said this … Continue reading

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Status Report Captain! November 2013
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dilbert1113

Hey!  I remember when I used to do these status reports ever month.  I can’t believe the last one I wrote was in November 2011.  What have I been doing?  Oh yeah… that’s right… working!  I felt pretty bad when one of my readers commented on my last post and told me that I was way over due for an update.  She was right.  I am WAY over due.  I don’t know why I think … Continue reading

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Goodbye MSC, Hello Ensco!
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goodbye

Greetings From Above! Hello from 33,000 feet!  I decided to try to make a blog post using my iPad 2 and the WordPress app. Let’s see how this goes. I can tell right now I should have bought a Bluetooth traveling keyboard for the iPad. I am currently flying from Dallas, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia, in route back to Bahrain. Delta airlines is the carrier of choice and so far, they are doing a good … Continue reading

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Where’s Angry?
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Where's Angry?

Where did The Angry Millionaire go? Where is Angry?  Can you spot him?  Do you know where he went?  Please do not attempt to find me in the picture above because, simply, I am not there.  You may try to find Waldo if you wish… I know he is there somewhere. I know it has been forever and a day since I have posted and a lot has gone on since then.  This post is … Continue reading

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Hello from the Mediterranean!
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Souda Bay, Crete

  Hello from the Mediterranean! I want to start off by apologizing for not writing more often. I am currently at sea, stationed aboard the USNS John Lenthal T-AO 189, a fleet replenishment tanker owned by Military Sealift Command. If you read my last post, I gave up my law enforcement career to go back out to sea as a 2nd Electrician. I was an electrician in the U.S. Navy for almost 10 years. I … Continue reading

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Blessings and sacrifices…
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USNS Charles Drew-sm

Many of you were wondering where I disappeared to.  You might wonder what is up with the picture of the ships and helicopter above.  Well, the short answer is…I got a new job!  I know you all must be shaking your heads and thinking… “You just moved to Texas and got a new job there! What gives?”  That is correct.  In a nut shell…I got out of the US Navy in 2002 after almost 10 years of … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust…!
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No more!

Today is a good day,  Today I write to you about the latest credit card we paid off!  Our USAA $6,000 limit (USAA 6K) MasterCard finally bit the dust.  Now the method I used may be somewhat controversial to most of you and it wasn’t an easy decision to make.  However, I knew my decision has to be based upon facts and mathematics and not emotions.  We used my daughter, Natalie’s 529 College Savings Fund to do … Continue reading

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