Weekend Wrap-up: Military Personal Finance Articles You Should Read (10/14-10/20)

I hope you enjoy this week’s version of the Weekend Wrap-up! Below are four of the top articles that I’ve read this week.  Most of these articles hail from our military financial blogger community. So, without further ado, here are this week’s articles:

  1. Military Overseas Voting – How to Register for an Absentee Ballot In this Military Wallet article, Ryan Guina walks step by step through the voting process for servicemembers and families stationed overseas.  If you’ve never voted via absentee ballot before, you should definitely read this article.
  2. Do I Need Flood Insurance?  In this Paycheck Chronicles article, Kate Horrell outlines the compelling reasons to obtain flood insurance.  Even if you don’t live in a ‘flood zone,’ and your mortgage company doesn’t require you to obtain flood insurance, you should at least consider it.  Read Kate’s article to learn more.
  3. Dude, How’s Your College Savings? For those of your planning for sending your children to college, JJ Montanaro’s article inserts some movie humor into his advice.  Read this article to take away some tips on how you can prepare for your college-bound children.
  4. Estate Planning is for Everyone In honor of National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Claire Emory’s article covers the basic estate planning documents every family should have.  Read more to learn about these documents and to link to other estate planning resources.

Also, in case you missed it, check out 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself About Your College Planning.  This article doesn’t focus on giving you information, but gives you 5 simple questions to ask yourself about your college planning.  Hopefully, taking some time to ask these questions will help you develop your philosophy and make sure your actions are in line with your values.

If there’s an article that I missed, please feel free to post a note in the comments section below.  Also, if there’s anything I can help you with, feel free to email me or join the Military In Transition Facebook Group!

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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