Taking A Day Off From Thinking About Money

April 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I was just saying to my husband, "I don't feel like writing anything today."  To which he said, "You can't just take a day off of thinking about your finances." You know what?  I don't agree. … [Read more...]

Changes to Navy Sea Pay

April 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Sailors earning Career Sea Pays will see larger paychecks come mid-May.  In March 2014, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced increases in Career Sea Pay (CSP) and Career Sea Pay Premium … [Read more...]

The “Secret” History of Credit Cards

April 17, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Credit is a fabulous tool, but it is also a dangerous weapon.  You can use credit to improve your life, or let it take over your life.  In 2004, PBS's Frontline ran a program called The Secret … [Read more...]

Free Classes For Learning or Refreshing

April 16, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The internet is an amazing place.  There is almost nothing you can't find on it.  For those of us who like to continue learning, or are helping our kids, or just need to brush up on certain … [Read more...]

Navy Federal Offering $50 Joining Bonus

April 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you have friends and family who haven't yet joined Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU), now is a great time to remind them of the benefits of a great credit union.  For a limited time, NFCU is … [Read more...]

Still Don’t Have Your 1099R?

April 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I received a panicked email today from someone who needed their 1099R in order to file their federal income tax return.  The deadline is tomorrow, so it is sort of important.  There are five ways … [Read more...]

Rental Real Estate and Liability

April 12, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Many military families become landlords when they PCS and can't, or don't want to , sell the house they've purchased.  Being a landlord can be a blessing or a nightmare, depending on a wide variety … [Read more...]

USAA Offers Debt Manager Tool

April 11, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you are serious about paying off debt, you need to have a plan and a tool to help you track your progress.  If you are a USAA member, you can use their Debt Manager tool to help you organize your … [Read more...]

Florida Waives Out-of-State Tuition for Vets

April 10, 2014 | Kate Horrell

On 31 March 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the “Congressman C.W. Bill Young Tuition Waiver Program,” an initiative that waives out-of-state tuition fees for honorably discharged … [Read more...]

Transferring The GI Bill To A Spouse

April 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Transferrability of benefits is one of the most amazing things about the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  If you are a long-time Paycheck Chronicles reader, you know that I believe that Congress will act to … [Read more...]

Random Stuff You Need To Know

April 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Today, I was working on a PCS post (keep your eyes open tomorrow), and I ran across this absolute gem from Life Lessons of A Military Wife:  The Ugly Stuff No One Wants To Talk About But Is A MUST To … [Read more...]

15 April 2014 Military Pay

April 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Tuesday, 15 April 2014.  Yes, that is ten days away, but Tuesday paydays are always confusing. Navy Federal Credit Union Navy Federal Credit Union … [Read more...]

Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads

April 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

As you've probably noticed, I love taking stuff I read and applying it to our military lives.  My friend Valerie Rind has a "gotta keep watching the train wreck" site about things that can go wrong … [Read more...]

Get The Most When Selling Your Car

April 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Military folks often sell cars:  a cross-country PCS move where you don't want to drive two cars, a move overseas, a move back to the US from oversea, or just the usual, we need a different car for … [Read more...]