Financial Planner Interview: Rob Aeschbach

April 24, 2015 | Kate Horrell

As you probably know, there are a handful of people who write almost exclusively about military families and their money. One of these writers, Rob Aeschbach, is also a Certified Financial Planner™ … [Read more...]

1 May 2015 Military Pay

April 23, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 1 May 2015.  Wondering about the actual date of deposit for your pay?  That will depend on the policies and practices of your bank or credit … [Read more...]

Household Goods Late? File an Inconvenience Claim

April 22, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Ever wonder what happens if your household goods don't show up on time?  It's bound to happen, with bjillions of shipments going all over the world every year. An inconvenience claim covers actual … [Read more...]

Tricare Overseas Offers Direct Deposit

April 21, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Whoohoo!  I've just discovered that Tricare Overseas offers online claims lookup and direct deposit of claims payments.  I have no idea how long this has been going on, but I am DE-lighted!  There … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: PCS Move Preparation

April 20, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The summer permanent change of station (PCS) season is coming up, and families all around the world are receiving orders to pack up and ship out.  Not surprising, is it?  I don't think so.  Moving … [Read more...]

Free Entry To The Mariners’ Museum

April 17, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Are you near Hampton Roads, Virginia?  This Sunday, 19 April 2015, the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia is sponsoring a Military Appreciation event at the Mariners' Museum and Park located … [Read more...]

News From DFAS

April 16, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A couple of news items pertaining to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).  None of these are long enough to make a whole post, but they still warrant attention: Email Address … [Read more...]

Tax Day Freebies

April 15, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Many retailers and restaurants are hoping to take the sting out of the income tax return filing deadline with special offers. Most Whole Foods Market locations will be serving free 12 oz. cups of … [Read more...]

Set Up IRS Account to Foil Fraud

April 14, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A new type of fraud has been common this year, where a thief files an income tax return for an unsuspecting individual and then receives the tax refund.  It is a clever plan, but not very … [Read more...]

How To File For A Tax Extension

April 13, 2015 | Kate Horrell

More than 10 million people file for an automatic extension of the time to prepare their federal tax return each year.  Are you going to be one of those people this year?  I am.  In fact, I've … [Read more...]

Navy Testing Longer Childcare and Fitness Hours

April 10, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you live near the Naval Base in Bremerton, Washington, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia, or the Naval Station in San Diego, California, keep an eye out … [Read more...]

Scary Reasons to Have the Right Auto Insurance (Plus How!)

April 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I'm in the United States for a few days, and I have been having all the usual visiting America experiences:  shock at all the stores and restaurants, tons of food, and amazement at all the television … [Read more...]

15 April 2015 Military Pay

April 08, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military  pay day is Wednesday, 15 April 2015.  When will your pay be in your bank account and available to spend?  That depends on your bank or credit union, and … [Read more...]

Entitlements on Your LES

April 07, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Every month, military service members receive a Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). Raleigh has done a great job of reviewing LES basics in this article, How To Read A Military LES.  It's an epic … [Read more...]