So You Want to Be a Landlord?

So You Want to Be a Landlord?

Editor’s Note: This originally appeared as a post on Reddit. I liked it so much that I contacted the author and got permission to post it here. The author is former active duty Air Force now a reservist and married to an active duty service member. What I really...
12 Best Financial Benefits of Being in the Military

12 Best Financial Benefits of Being in the Military

I recently stumbled upon a cool post on Kiplinger.com about the 10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families. I thought it was a pretty good list, and even as a senior officer I’ve used a number of these benefits myself or made them part of our charity...
Military Monday – Money News You Can Use on 3 SEP 2018

Military Monday – Money News You Can Use on 3 SEP 2018

(Affiliate links – where possible we use affiliate links to help support the blog. They cost you nothing, but help us keep the lights on.) It’s Monday, so I wanted to give you some military-specific financial news that you can use:   We’ve written...
VA Home Loan Junk Mail or a Scam?

VA Home Loan Junk Mail or a Scam?

I used a Veterans Administration (VA) home loan for my last house purchase. Even though I paid my entire mortgage off about a year ago, I still get offers like this envelope in the mail at least every week: Inside the envelope I found a very nice letter from an...
2018 Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for VA Home Loans

2018 Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for VA Home Loans

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages in 2018. In most of the U.S., the 2018 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $453,100, an increase from $424,100 in 2017. This is important...