App Gives Extra Walmart Savings

October 12, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Do you shop at Walmart?  If you do, you should definitely look into the Walmart Savings Catcher app.  This program, which you can use on your smart phone or computer, allows you to enter your … [Read more...]

Evaluating For-Profit Colleges

October 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you've spent any time around a military base, you've probably noticed the surprisingly large number of for-profit colleges that are eager to enroll new military students.  While a for-profit … [Read more...]

15 October 2015 Military Pay

October 08, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Note:  Including this payday, there are just four military paydays until Christmas.  Plan accordingly! Payday is always a hot topic here at The Paycheck Chronicles, and this pay period is no … [Read more...]

USAA Security Zone Helps Prevent Fraud

October 07, 2015 | Kate Horrell
USAA Security Zone

So, I was recently at a USAA conference, and I learned a million interesting things.  One thing that I learned was something that I thought that I should have known a long time ago.  It was about … [Read more...]

Could You Afford To Go Home In An Emergency?

October 06, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Military families pretty rarely live near their extended families, and this can be the cause of financial trouble when there is an emergency. In my experience working with military families, … [Read more...]

Tricare Changes Maintenance Meds Benefit

October 05, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you take certain name brand maintenance prescriptions, a new law will change your benefit.  As of October 1, 2015, non-active duty Tricare beneficiaries who use name brand maintenance … [Read more...]

Career-Focused Tampa Military Spouse Symposium

October 02, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Tampa area readers, mark your calendar and sign up for the 2015 “Keeping a Career on the Move®” Military Spouse Symposium, presented by MOAA Spouse Programs in partnership with Hiring Our … [Read more...]

What Blended Retirement Means To You

October 01, 2015 | Kate Horrell
What Blended Retirement Means To You

Update 7 October 2015:  The NDAA has passed through both houses of Congress and will be headed to the President for signature or veto. Congress is well on its way to passing a 2016 National … [Read more...]

How Much Is Convenience Worth?

September 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I've been doing a lot of thinking about convenience, and how we all pay for convenience on a regular basis.  That's not a bad thing, unless your wallet is empty and you're still thinking that it … [Read more...]

New Star Cards Hitting Mailboxes Now

September 29, 2015 | Kate Horrell
New Military Star Card

As announced in August, the Military Star Card program has changed, and new credit cards are arriving in mailboxes across the country.  These shiny new Military Star Cards are replacing the Exchange … [Read more...]

DOD: Troops Not Paid If Government Shuts Down

September 28, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Military personnel will not be paid (effective 15 October 2015) and civilian personnel may be furloughed if Congress fails to pass a federal budget or a continuing resolution preventing a government … [Read more...]

Disney Military Deals for 2016

September 28, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Disney has announced their military discount tickets for the 2016 calendar year.  If you're thinking back and remembering that previous Disney discount offers ran from the fall to the fall, you are … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Complacent Just Because Your Pay Is Safe

September 25, 2015 | Kate Horrell

With John Boehner's surprise resignation today, the political pundits have reduced the chances of government shutdown super-low.  As in, it's probably not going to happen.  This is a great relief to … [Read more...]

How To Apply For Guard or Reserve Retirement

September 24, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A military Guard or reserve retirement can be an important part of a retirement funding plan, and reaching your 60th* birthday and becoming eligible to receive your Guard or reserve retirement is a … [Read more...]