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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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    October 27, 2021

    Myths (and Realities!) of Managing Your Credit Score

    Military Life

    A good credit score makes it easier and less expensive to borrow money, but it also impacts insurance rates, job hunting, deposits for utilities, and even your security clearance as a military member....

    July 07, 2021

    How to Reset Your Budget During a PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    Since many of the biggest expenses in a monthly budget are non-negotiable costs, a Permanent Change of Station move is a great time to reset your monthly budget and make less expensive choices for the...

    May 13, 2020

    3 Reasons Not to Invest in Real Estate

    Military Life

    Real estate investing can be a good financial plan for some military members, as long as they do the research, run the numbers, and understand the pros and cons of their choices. Here are three times ...

    May 23, 2019

    How to Save Money on Your Food Budget During a PCS Move

    Military Life

    PCS season is here, and there are plenty of things to worry about as far your budget goes! One expense that can add up quickly is meals. With a little planning, it's not hard to eat well and stay in y...

    February 08, 2019

    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 08, 2019

    Understanding the Military's 2019 BAH Changes

    Military Life

    Find out how the military's 2019 BAH changes will affect your financial plans, along with information about GI Bill benefits.

    December 06, 2018

    6 Questions About the Military's New Blended Retirement System

    Military Life

    As the opt-in period for the military’s Blended Retirement System (BRS) comes to an end, eligible service members really, really need to sit down and make a thoughtful, educated decision about whether...

    December 26, 2017

    4 Things to Do Now if You Want to Buy a House Next Year

    Home Buying

    Buying a home can be an exciting adventure. Like so many things in life, the experience will be easier and more fun if you are knowledgeable and prepared.