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Here are 7 of the best military personal finance blogs in 2021. If you think I missed any, let me know in the comments!
I have personally met all of these bloggers and some of them I've known for years. It's funny but they are all real people behind the screen.
Military Money Manual
I started this site in 2012 and had an awesome time sharing what I've learned from the experts. I shared many of my active duty money experiences on this site, including maximizing my BRS match, investing in the military TSP, and how to save money on military deployment.
I'm excited for many more years of sharing my journey towards financial independence by age 40, using my military pay and benefits.
You can also sign up for my free Ultimate Military Travel Hacking Course on how to maximize your SCRA and MLA premium credit card annual fee waivers.
The Military Wallet
Ryan Guina founded The Military Wallet, after serving on active duty for 6.5 years in the US Air Force. He left the Air Force and was a civilian for 8 years before joining the Air National Guard and commissioning.
Ryan produces extremely well researched and cited articles about all kinds of topics relating to military personnel.
He's been featured in some major publications and is consistently in the Wisebread Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs. He writes about topics such as the GI Bill and free meals on Veterans Day and provides servicemembers and military families offer practical and timely advice.
The Military Guide
Doug Nordman at The Military Guide blog has been in the military personal finance advice game for years. Doug started the blog in 2010 to market his book, The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement.
He has been a great mentor to me, helping me get my blog off the ground, letting me guest post, and answering lots of my questions!
His thesis is simple: military early retirement is easy! You get an inflation protected pension, a low cost healthcare plan and the hardest part is deciding what you what to do all day.
Doug made a lot of financial mistakes, retired in the depths of the Dot Com Bust of 2002, and still managed to thrive in early retirement. Check out his site for some great information on military retirement and financial independence.
The Military Dollar
Written anonymously by an Air Force officer, the Military Dollar has some excellent military personal finance advice and travel hacking tips.
Kate at KateHorrell.com must know everything there is to know about DFAS, MyPay, and the military pay system. She's very up to date on the latest pay news and covers BAH, BAS, and all kinds of military personal finance issues.
Her posts are short and to the point and she has a “no holds barred” attitude towards crap like overwhelming car payments and payday loans.
Her Money Moves
Here's a military spouse personal finance blog: Her Money Moves. Whether it's OCONUS travel tips or remote work opportunities for military spouses, Her Money Moves has it covered.
New Military Personal Finance Bloggers
Military financial situations are often much more complicated and unique than your average civilian. It's tough for an Air Force officer to write about pay and benefits for an enlisted Army guy.
I'm not in his situation and I haven't personally used the specific Army programs available to him. That's why it's so important to have lots of people discussing and sharing their experiences.
If you have started a military personal finance blog recently or I missed you on this list, please let me know in the comments.