So Money - Episode 1108

Carol Pittner and Doug Nordman

Raising Your Money-Savvy Family for Next Generation Financial Independence

Father-daughter duo Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner have written an important book called Raising Your Money-Savvy Family for Next Generation Financial Independence. It is part personal stories, part practical advice, helping families teach financial principles to their kids as young as Kindergarten, or as the authors say, “after they stop eating money.”  

More about Carol Pittner: She joined the Navy on a ROTC scholarship and was stationed around the world on a destroyer and an aircraft carrier before moving to the Reserves.  She and her active-duty spouse are rapidly approaching financial independence on a high savings rate, and they’ve just started their own family!  Military personal finance is an important family topic… almost as important as surfing.

More about Doug Nordman: He 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 the late 1990s 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.  He’s the author of “The Military Guide To Financial Independence And Retirement” and founder of  He donates all of his writing and speaking revenue to military-friendly charities.

You can learn more about their book here.

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