1 August 2014 Military Pay

July 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It is a little early for this post, but my statistics tell me that you're searching for this information.  The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 1 August 2014.  Certain banks and … [Read more...]

Renting Your Next Ball Gown

July 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I went to a lovely ball last night.  These English really know how to put on a party!  As usual, I spent some time and money stressing about what to wear.  And you know what?  I think I'm going to … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Review: Verify Your GI Bill Benefits Transfer

July 16, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Continuing yesterday's Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits transfer post, today we'll talk about what steps you need to take even if you've already transferred your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.  There are two … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Review: GI Bill Benefits Transfer

July 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Who knew?  It looks like this mid-year review is turning into a whole series! Today and tomorrow, we're talking about Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits and the amazing Transfer of Education Benefits … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Review: Regular Spending

July 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I hadn't intended to make the mid-year review into more than one post, but the whole first post was taken up with tax issues.  Fun stuff, huh? Today, we're going to talk about those creepy charges … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Financial Review: Taxes

July 11, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You know how I like to review my family's finances each new year?  Well, I also like to do a little mid-year review, and look over various aspects of our financial situation.  The primary purpose is … [Read more...]

Boots to Business Boosts Your Post-Service Options

July 10, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you are transitioning out of the military, keep your eyes and ears open for the Boots to Business portion of the Department of Defense's new Transition GPS program (formerly Transition Assistance … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Brigade

July 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell
operation homefront

It is so hard to believe that July is now Back to School month, but it is true.  I wanted to promote two sides of worthy project that helps military families with school supplies.  The … [Read more...]

Really Good Military Divorce Advice

July 08, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I receive many, many emails and comments from military member and military spouses who are going through a divorce.  As I've said before, this is tricky stuff and you can't afford to get it … [Read more...]

15 July 2014 Military Pay

July 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Tuesday, 15 July 2014.  Tuesday paydays are always confusing - last payday even I was shocked when I saw that my husband's pay was pending on the … [Read more...]

It’s a Vicious (or Blessed) Cycle

July 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

As I folded piles of laundry this morning, I got thinking about the paradoxes of stuff.  I have often claimed that I have too much stuff. From the amount of energy I spend tending to it all, I am … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day

July 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Happy Birthday, America, and thank you to all who have contributed to keeping our country safe and free.  I appreciate your service. I hope I can help you keep your finances in line so that you … [Read more...]

“Military” No Longer Equals “Security”

July 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The world has changed a lot in the last 20 years.  When my husband and I were newlyweds, one of the main things we had going for us (financially) was that he was in the military.  Back then, being … [Read more...]

Military.com Discount Center

July 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You may have noticed that I've not been offering as much in the way of military discounts here at The Paycheck Chronicles. This change has happened because Military.com has developed a dedicated … [Read more...]