NFL Discounts for Military Families

September 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Football season is here, and lots of people like to go to National League Football (NFL) games.  Boy, they are not cheap!  And if you have a family, the cost quickly becomes prohibitive. Average … [Read more...]

Car Payments Are Not “Part of Life”

August 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell

These last few weeks, I've been spending a ridiculous amount of time reading about the problems with the new vehicle shipping contractor.  In my reading, I have learned a lot about the different ways … [Read more...]

Camp Lejeune Spouse Symposium

August 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Are you interested a day of fun, friendship, and learning strategies for Keeping a Career on the Move®?  Did I mention lunch?  And childcare? I have just the event for you. The next MOAA … [Read more...]

Health Care After Military Divorce

August 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Many people feel that Tricare and military medical services are one of the best benefits of military service.  When a military marriage ends, the non-serving spouse usually loses their Tricare … [Read more...]

Military Locations Not Affected By UPS Data Breach

August 25, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Recent news has reported a data breach affecting 51 locations of The UPS Store.  From 20 January to 11 August 2014, certain customer information may have been compromised, including names, addresses … [Read more...]

29 August 2014 Military Pay

August 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Ack!  I almost forgot that next Friday is payday AGAIN!  August has been a treat, with three paydays in two week increments.  Which means that the next pay period will be a longer one:  17 days … [Read more...]

From The Mailbag: Retirement and Divorce

August 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A reader wrote in asking about the division of military retirement in a divorce.  I have edited this email to remove personally identifying information and to make it more clear, but the gist is … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: BAS and AIT

August 20, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A recent comment contains a question to which I don't know the answer, and I have no idea where to look for the answer. "How does this BAS-ENL work during AIT? My son is doing the Reserves … [Read more...]

Article Claims 25% of Military Need Charity

August 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A recent article published by NBC News claims that 25% of military families are seeking charitable assistance to help feed their families.  I'd like to hear your thoughts and experiences on … [Read more...]

Start Thinking About … Christmas?

August 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Yup, I said it.  Christmas.  Or Hanukkah.  Or Winter Break.  Whatever you celebrate or call it, the winter holiday season is expensive.  And it is now just three months away, depending on when … [Read more...]

DFAS Mid-Year Review

August 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I forgot something that should have been included in my series of mid-year things to check:  your Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) accounts.  There are a few differences for actively … [Read more...]

Reading and Understanding Leases

August 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

We military families move a lot.  That means lots of different houses, and lots of different lease agreements.  Whenever you are in a house that you don't own, you should have a lease agreement of … [Read more...]

A Cautionary Landlord Story

August 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

For all of you that are landlords, or are thinking about becoming landlords, I'd like to tell you a story about how a property can cost you thousands of dollars in just a few short weeks, and that is … [Read more...]

Army Tuition Assistance Changes 2014

August 12, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Several changes are being made to the Army's Tuition Assistance (TA) Program.   Some have already happened, and many are coming in the next few months.  TA is an amazing benefit, but it can be hard … [Read more...]