A Fighter Pilot's New Career Takes Off

Air Force major now offers financial guidance to military members.


Josh Andrews was a 32-year-old Air Force fighter pilot when he appeared in our December 2008 issue. After eight years of frequent moves plus deployments away from his wife and 2-year-old son, he was thinking about leaving active duty. He was also concerned about his investments. The stock market had just collapsed, and some of the funds in his Roth IRA had lost 46%. Our “portfolio doctor,” Jeff Kosnett, recommended that he stay the course and continue to invest for the long term.

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Kimberly Lankford
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

As the "Ask Kim" columnist for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Lankford receives hundreds of personal finance questions from readers every month. She is the author of Rescue Your Financial Life (McGraw-Hill, 2003), The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money on Insurance -- and Still Get the Coverage You Need (Kaplan, 2006), Kiplinger's Ask Kim for Money Smart Solutions (Kaplan, 2007) and The Kiplinger/BBB Personal Finance Guide for Military Families. She is frequently featured as a financial expert on television and radio, including NBC's Today Show, CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio.