5 Military Personal Finance Blogs You Should Follow

BlogThis post is for those of you who want to follow military-specific personal finance blogs, but don’t want to get overwhelmed by everything that’s out there.  If you don’t know where to go beyond this blog, I would suggest checking out these five places, and see which ones resonate with you.

  1. The Military Wallet

    Military Wallet was created around 2007 by Ryan Guina, who is a former active-duty, current Air National Guard member.  The Military Wallet contains a TON of information about almost every personal finance topic you could thinkg about, from veterans’ benefits to Thrift Savings Plan, to everything in between.  Ryan also has a podcast, which you can listen to on iTunes or Stitcher.  Ryan is not just a highly regarded blogger in the military community, he’s one of the top 50 personal finance bloggers in the world.  At over 57,000 subscribers, there are a lot of people who like to read Ryan’s work.

  1. The Military Guide

    Doug Nordman started this blog in 2010 as a way to help shape and promote his book, The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement.  Ever since, he has continued to put article after article of amazing content into this blog, and truly goes out of his way to help other servicemembers, and their families find financial independence the way he did.  If you wish, you can find a link to Doug’s book on Amazon here.  Doug donates 100% of his profits to veterans’ charities. Alas!  The story wouldn’t be complete without introducing Curtez Riggs, who took over The Military Guide from Doug a couple of years ago, and continues to add great content to the blog.

  1. Paycheck Chronicles

    Kate Horrell has been writing articles for Military.com under this headline for over 6 years.  According to her bio, there are over 1600 articles (and counting) on the blog, with personal finance topics ranging from deployments to PCS moves to allowances.  Kate also operates her own personal finance blog.

  1. Military Money Manual

    Spencer, who is a career Air Force officer, uses Military Money Manual as a way to document his journey to financial independence.  Spencer started this blog in 2012, and uses it to focus readers on his investment philosophies and strategies.  If you’re looking for low cost ways to invest your money for the long run, Spencer’s blog is a good place to go.

  1. Military Saves

    Military Saves is a military-focused effort by America Saves, which is a non-profit campaign to help people reduce personal debt and take control of their day to day finances.  Specifically, Military Savesseeks to motivate, support, and encourage military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. If you’re interested in saving money and reducing debt, Military Saves is a good place to start.

Do you have any preferred blogs that you’d like to see on this post?  Feel free to share them in the comments below, and I’ll look to see if I can add them!  Of course, you can check ou this blog’s home page or follow it by subscribing to my email list, which automatically delivers posts to your inbox as they’re published.  You can also request to join the Military In Transition Facebook Group, you can follow blog posts and participate in group discussions.



About Forrest Baumhover

Forrest Baumhover is a Certified Financial Planner™ and tax professional. His firm, Westchase Financial Planning, focuses on the unique financial planning needs of servicemembers and families looking to separate or retire from active duty.If you’d like to learn more about Forrest or his services, please check out the About Forrest page at the top of this article.
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3 Responses to 5 Military Personal Finance Blogs You Should Follow

  1. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the mention, Forrest! This is great company to be in. I’ve known Doug and Kate for several years now, and they are both incredibly well versed in military financial topics. Curtez is doing some very good things with The Military Guide, and Kate has started her own website (KateHorrell.com) with more military financial topics. Spencer is also one to follow – one of his focus areas is early retirement and financial independence, which is something I wish I knew about sooner! Military Saves also has a noble mission. Thanks for sharing these resources!

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