Many military families face financial challenges that differ from civilian families. Often, members of U.S. armed forces own fewer assets than civilians and with frequent relocation and deployment, it can put a significant strain on their finances. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome financial expert Ellie Kay to discuss how to help military families that are experiencing challenges.
Ellie Kay is the founder and CEO of Heroes at Home, a 501(c)(3) that provides financial literacy to our military members. Author of a fifteen books, popular speaker, corporate educator and spokesperson, and mother of seven children—five by birth, two by marriage, and all by love—Ellie Kay has walked her own financial talk and knows what it’s like to be strapped for cash and struggling. Within two and a half years, she went from being a new wife and stepmom to two children with $40,000 in consumer debt to being completely debt-free—all on one military income. Within 15 years and while adding five more children to the family, Ellie and her husband were able to pay cash for their cars, buy and furnish two five-bedroom homes (one after selling the other), take wonderful vacations, dress fashionably, build a nest egg for retirement, send the kids to college loan-free, and give away more than $100,000 to nonprofit organizations around the world.
Rob West serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who deliver biblically wise financial advice. A 20-year veteran of live radio, Rob previously hosted a financial radio program with his father on Fort Lauderdale’s WAFG. After several years as a MoneyWise guest host, Rob took over for Howard Dayton in 2017. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, Georgia, with their four children.
Steve Moore enjoyed a brief career in the music industry before trading in his drum sticks for a microphone. He worked in commercial and public radio, then joined Larry Burkett at Christian Financial Concepts, helping to grow the radio network to more than 1,200 stations. He started MoneyWise with Howard Dayton in 2011. Steve and his wife, Marcia, live in Gainesville, GA and have two grown children.
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