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    Kate Horrell

    Kate Horrell is a military spouse and expert in the personal financial issues facing military families. During her husband's active duty service, they've bought several houses and been landlords for over 20 years. Her passion is helping military families make the most of their pay and benefits. Find more from Kate at her site, Kate Horrell: The Military Finance Coach.
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    May 17, 2024

    PCS Move Money-Saving Hacks: Top Tips for Cutting Costs and Maximizing...

    PCS Moves

    A financial expert shares top tips for saving money during a PCS move, from utilizing military allowances to finding discounts and free resources. Save on your next move with these helpful hacks!

    April 02, 2024

    Top Questions to Ask When Hiring a Property Manager

    Property Management

    How can you choose a good property manager for your rental? Follow these expert tips for a smooth landlording experience.

    March 11, 2024

    Will Your House Make a Good Rental?

    Property Management

    Considering turning your home into a rental when you PCS? Learn key factors to determine if your house will make a good rental and make an informed decision with these expert insights.

    October 13, 2023

    3 Important Financial Steps Before Military Retirement

    Military Life

    Learn how to navigate military retirement benefits in the years leading up to leaving the service. Find essential tips for a smooth transition into retirement!

    September 20, 2023

    What to Know About the SBP Open Season for Military Retirees

    Military Life

    Learn about the SBP Open Season for military retirees in 2023 and why it's important to revisit your Survivor Benefit Plan decision. Understand the basics of SBP, eligible beneficiaries, benefits and ...

    January 06, 2023

    Preparing Your Finances for Buying a House

    Home Financing

    Savvy shoppers will remember that there’s a lot more to buying a house than just paying the mortgage. If you’re considering a home purchase, prep your finances now for a successful homeownership exper...

    January 02, 2023

    3 Ways to Meet Your Financial New Year's Resolutions

    Military Life

    The new year is a popular time to re-evaluate things and make new goals, and finances are a popular subject of these goals. Where many military families get stuck is turning those goals into reality. ...

    December 02, 2022

    8 Strategies for Getting Out of Debt

    Military Life

    Getting out of debt can be hard. Debt that had been a nuisance as a single person can suddenly felt like a huge weight once you're married. Here's how one military spouse made paying off debt their hi...

    October 05, 2022

    3 Tips and Tools to Build Your Spending Plan

    Military Life

    We don’t all magically know how to be smart with money! Whether you’re new to planning your spending or want to step up your skills, here are some tips and tools to help you work a little smarter.

    September 21, 2022

    What Military Home Sellers Should Know About Capital Gains Taxes

    Learn how capital gains exemptions on a home sale work and how they may be impacted by military service, so you're prepared to work with your tax professional to see how these rules impact your specif...

    August 17, 2022

    How to Get Your Finances Ready for Military Retirement

    Military Life

    Military retirement changes life in big ways. The service member is leaving a long-term career, you may move, and your income will be different. Being prepared for the financial changes can help make ...

    July 15, 2022

    4 Ways to Cut Costs While Living Overseas

    PCS Moves

    Moving overseas is a fun adventure, and with every adventure comes changes to your family’s budget. Often, those changes include trying to save money. Get some ideas for cutting costs during your time...