Kate Hornsby

Kate Hornsby
Kate Hornsby

Kate has worked as a full-time writer since 2009 contributing to publications such as Atlanta Magazine, AJC.com, Credit Sesame, Better Homes & Garden, National Geographic, and a variety of private clients. After selling a chain of convenience stores, Kate started an ecommerce business before going on to own a professional pet sitting business as well as a real estate investment company.

With a degree in architecture and design, Kate has developed a keen eye for what details turn a property into profit. She has had up to six rental properties and flipped more than 20 properties. While running her real estate investment company, she worked with consumers as well as realtors extensively, learning both sides of the transaction including necessary insurance, warranties, and financing options.




As a small business owner with extensive experience in running startups, Kate understands the complexities of owning a business in today’s global economy. Having a process and the discipline to follow through on it are fundamental components to her success. Her entrepreneurial endeavors help Kate bring a unique perspective to her content, helping others with small business and personal finance decisions.



Kate studied Interior Architecture and Design online at the Academy of Art while pursuing her commercial flight certificate at Aviation Atlanta.

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