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The Military Money Expert®

The New Year is underway, and I’ve been thinking about changing bad habits 2016. In honor of the bad habits I’m trying to quit in 2016, I thought I’d go over four bad money habits to...

It’s hard to believe, but the New Year is here! As with all the other years gone by, everyone’s talking about dreaded New Year’s resolutions. Some are ready to face the beginning of the year...

Because it’s muy importante (thank you high school Spanish), I talk a lot about setting goals. To plan money with purpose you need to know where you’re going, what your goals are, but it’s equally important...

Deciding to make changes in how you do anything in life can be difficult. You're set in your ways; you have a method of doing things…you're snuggly under a security blanket.  It can be especially...

If you're wondering what the heck's an emergency fund, it's around 3-6 months of your necessary living expenses (NLE) placed in a savings account for the unexpected costs in your life. When I say NLE,...

As people close to me know, I like to bring up Sara Blakely whenever possible…I love her! I say a lot of "Sara does this," "Sara does that," or "Sara wouldn't do that," as if...

Do you want four secrets to improve money in relationships? Money in relationships can be a touchy subject. When money difficulties develop, they seep into every aspect of your relationship and become hot buttons. This can...

Updated: March 30, 2021 Knowing how to get yourself out of debt can be challenging. When you're in debt, it's sometimes hard to see outside of the situation. But you can get yourself out of debt....

While I was getting my business-finance degree at UNCW, I learned a key point in business that’s relevant to managing your personal finances, and that’s “keep costs low.” Now you may be thinking, “I’m not...

On a walk yesterday, I was thinking about how money can have different meanings to each person and how a big part of that comes from the way you are raised to think about money...