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Doug Nordman

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Subject Matter Expert On:

  • Early Retirement
  • Life Optimization
  • Financial Independence
  • Military Financial Independence
  • Investing
  • Family Finance
  • Money Management in Retirement

Regions of Travel:

  • North America
  • Worldwide

Available For:

  • Media Interviews
  • Workshop
  • Panelist
  • Podcast Interview

Travels From:

Oahu, HI

About Doug

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 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.

Doug is the author of The Military Guide To Financial Independence And Retirement and founder of

Doug and his spouse are both in the Navy, so military personal finance is an important family topic...almost as important as surfing.

Carol and Doug are the authors of Raising Your Money-Smart Kids: Financial Independence For The Next Generation, coming in spring 2020 from ChooseFI Media.

Doug donates all of his writing and speaking revenue to military-friendly charities.

Prepared Talks & Workshops:

  • Financial Tools For Your Military Career And Transition
  • Military Financial Independence
  • The 1980s-2010s: How I Wish I’d Invested Back Then
  • Raising Your Money-Smart Family For Next-Generation Financial Independence