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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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    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...

    May 09, 2022

    3 Strategies to Meet Your Financial Goals

    Military Life

    It can be difficult to think too far into the future when handling your finances. Here are three strategies to help meet your bigger financial goals, starting now!

    February 23, 2022

    Which PCS Move Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

    Military Life

    What if all the military allowances don't cover your PCS move expenses? A special section of the US tax law allows active duty military members who move on PCS orders to deduct unreimbursed moving exp...

    January 19, 2022

    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. ...

    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.

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