Save on Electric Bills With Supplier Programs

July 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Utility bills can be a large part of your budget, but thankfully there are at least 101 ways to lower the amount that you spend on your various utilities.  One of my favorite ways to save on … [Read more...]

Programs Offer School Supplies

July 29, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Across the country, a variety of different charities offer programs that provide school supplies for children of military families. Operation Homefront's Back-to-School Brigade In the … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless About Cell Phone Spending

July 28, 2015 | Kate Horrell

We've been back in the United States for three-ish days, and we're knocking through all those "get settled in a new country" chores.  One job that is making me crazy is setting up cell phone service … [Read more...]

From The Mailbag: Social Security and Retirement Pay

July 27, 2015 | Kate Horrell

There can be a lot of confusion about the relationship between military retirement pay and other benefits and federal benefits such as social security and Medicare.  Part of the confusion comes from … [Read more...]

31 July 2015 Military Pay

July 24, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Coming soon to a bank account near you:  the next regular, active duty payday is Friday, 31 July 2015.  You may see your pay deposited on a different day or at a different time than your friend, … [Read more...]

Tampa Bay Rays Offering Free Tickets

July 23, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Veterans and current military folks in the greater Tampa, Florida area can enjoy free baseball with the Tampa Bay Ray's new Rays Honor Pass program.  The Rays Honor Pass provides eligible … [Read more...]

Changes To Edelweiss Eligibility Hit Many

July 22, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A recent review of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the United States and Germany has resulted in significant changes to eligibility criteria to use the Army's Edelweiss Lodge and Resort … [Read more...]

Considerations For Survivors

July 21, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you use social media, you've probably seen more than one charitable account set up for a family of a service member who has died, whether in combat, a domestic incident, or even just an accident. … [Read more...]

National my Social Security Week

July 20, 2015 | Kate Horrell

While working on a post for later this week, I clicked over to the Social Security Administration (SSA)'s my Social Security website to log into my Social Security online account.  When I got to the … [Read more...]

Debit Cards for Teens

July 17, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Many parents of teenagers struggle with money questions:  allowance or no allowance, how to teach money skills, what sort of control should the parents exert over the spending, what if the kids … [Read more...]

Stockpiling, Military-Style

July 16, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you've been reading much here at The Paycheck Chronicles, you might have noticed that I am all about saving money.  And, since the top three expenses in most families are housing, transportation … [Read more...]

Be Careful of Credit Card Catches

July 15, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you are going to use credit cards, it is important to have the best card for your situation.  Unfortunately, it can be hard to compare various credit card offers because there are often so many … [Read more...]

National Guard Personal Information Leak

July 14, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Just in case you weren't already concerned about the two recent leaks of personally identifying information from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the National Guard announced that former and … [Read more...]

Congress Approves Veterans ID Cards

July 13, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Last week, Congress passed the Veterans ID Card Act (H.R. 91), which will allow all US veterans to receive an ID card issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Under current rules, … [Read more...]