becoming well off while serving?

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  1. Is it possible to become well off/wealthy whilst serving? Id like to hear experiences.
  2. yes if you go SF and steal all of iraqs gold!
  3. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Marry an heiress, it worked for me.
  4. serious answers about savings, investments etc please. :D
  5. never going to be well off until high ranks are achieved.....financially stable, easy!
  6. Let's just say that working for Her Majesty will not infringe on your amateur status!
  7. Yes. I know a WO who doesn't smoke, drive, go with women (or men), gamble, drink or go on holiday.

    When he was younger he bought 2 properties which he now rents out.

    He's stinking rich, mind you it's a boring existence he leads.
  8. You mean Sergeant and upwards?BTW im going for Soldier.
  9. We had a bloke in my Battery who got shot in Ireland in the 70s. He got some compensation, and rather than doing what any self respecting sqauddy would do and drinking it, he invested it. When he left 91ish he was reputedly a millionaire. Was a right tight arse though so probably still hasn't spent any of it.