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Kate Horrell

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Kate Horrell
Frugality/Saving, Real Estate
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Maryland, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Every single day, I meet a service member or spouse who either doesn’t know about the military’s new Blended Retirement System (BRS), knows wrong information about BRS, or doesn’t know enough about BRS. It’s worrying and frustrating and concerning all at the same time. For anyone who is eligible to opt-in to the BRS, this... | Read More... The post Where To Learn About The Military’s New Blended Retirement System appeared ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 8:37 PM
Budget. Just the word makes a lot of people stop paying attention, and that’s a shame because a budget (I prefer “spending plan”) is the most effective way to create the financial life that you desire. Most people have tried to use a budget at some point in their lives, and very few people stick... | Read More... The post Why You Don’t Stick To A Budget, And What To Do ...
Posted: Dec 08 2017 @ 4:56 PM
Military families move around a lot, and that can make many things complicated.   Thankfully, most states let you retain your out-of-state driver’s license if you are living elsewhere only because of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders.  But what happens when your driver’s license is expiring'  How can you renew it without traveling to... | Read More... The post How To Renew Your Driver’s License From Out-of-State appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 25 2017 @ 8:03 PM
Every day, I talk to military family members who are facing transition out of the military. Whether it's the end of a four year enlistment, a medical separation, or retirement after 20 or 30 years, this is a major life change. Many of the service member and spouses feel unprepared! That's why I ask: What... | Read More... The post Preparing Today, For The Someday When You Leave The Military appeared ...
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Posted: Sep 26 2017 @ 6:17 PM
Term Life Insurance or Survivor Benefit Plan' Recently, I received the following question: My husband is now facing retirement. He will retire as an E7 with 26 years of service.  We have decided to go with term life insurance.  However, I have not signed off on the Survivor Benefit Plan yet. At his retirement date,... | Read More... The post From the Mailbag: Term Life Insurance or SBP' appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 6:00 AM
In the military, we face this decision more than most folks.  We buy a house because we intend to stay in it for a while.  We hope that we can hold it long enough to actually have prices rise over time, then either rent it or sell it for a profit.  Then life gets in... | Read More... The post Are You Ready To Be A Landlord? Five Questions You ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 6:00 AM
College affordability is a hot topic.  Community colleges can provide a cost effective way to obtain a college diploma from a public university.  Many states allow community college attendees to transfer credits within their public university system. Not only that, but community colleges can provide trade certification education, continuing education credits, or refresher training on... | Read More... The post State Community College System Websites (by State) appeared first on KateHorrell. ...
Posted: Jul 25 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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