Kate Is Clueless: Post Office Frustrations

October 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I wonder... do you think that military families mail more packages than civilian families?  It sure feels that way to me.  And it also feels like no matter what box I use, what method of shipment I … [Read more...]

Resources for Understanding Your Pay

October 20, 2014 | Kate Horrell

On Friday, one of the other money pages here at Military.com featured this question:  "How can we help our son figure out military pay?"  I thought the answer missed many of the resources that are … [Read more...]

Thrift Savings Plan: The Basic Facts

October 17, 2014 | Kate Horrell

One of the many benefits of serving in the military is the ability to contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). TSP is a employer-sponsored retirement program similar to 401(k)s offered by private … [Read more...]

Navy Federal Hosting A Shred Day

October 16, 2014 | Kate Horrell

On Saturday, 18 October 2014, 74 Navy Federal Credit Union locations around the country will be welcoming members and neighbors to it's free personal document shredding event.  A full list of … [Read more...]

Florida Virtual School for Military Families

October 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I've just learned about another great resource out there.  This one is FREE for Florida residents, and available for a charge to non-residents.  Considering how many military families maintain … [Read more...]

Miles for Military by Operation Homefront

October 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Thanks to a generous donation from Quicken Loans, Operation Homefront is able to offer free airfare for up to 400 military members to travel during this holiday season.  You can also request airfare … [Read more...]

Travel Reg Changes Affect Long Trips

October 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If your job sends you on long-term temporary duty, changes to the travel regulations will impact your reimbursements, especially when that temporary duty (TDY) exceeds 30 days.  They all seem like … [Read more...]

Military Survivors’ Benefits

October 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Defense (DoD) is always trying to improve the way it helps the surviving family members of those who died while in military service.  The Survivor's Guide to Benefits gathers all … [Read more...]

A REAL Way to Save Military Families $$

October 08, 2014 | Kate Horrell
AAFES Shoppette

As you might have noticed, I am a little riled up about the proposed changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA).  According to supporters of these changes, the Department of Defense (DoD) has an … [Read more...]

Overwhelmed By Budgeting? Try This

October 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell
15 minute budget

A lot of budgeting advice makes it seem like a huge task:  gather your bank records and credit card statements for the last twelve months, sort everything into categories, and then make a spending … [Read more...]

San Diego Spouses: Career Conference

October 06, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you're in the San Diego area, and you are seriously working on your long-term career plan, you might be interested in Making The Right Moves 2014, Career Development and Leadership Training for … [Read more...]

15 October 2014 Military Pay

October 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It's coming...the one Wednesday payday that isn't simple.  The next regular, active duty military  pay day is Wednesday, 15 October 2014.  When will you get paid?  Well, that depends on a … [Read more...]

Retiree Appreciation at AAFES

October 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is gearing up for a week of special savings and promotions specifically designed to show appreciation to retirees.  However, all authorized AAFES patrons … [Read more...]

Why I Hate the Military Lending Act

October 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Yesterday, I wrote about proposed changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA).  The MLA prohibits certain short-term lenders from giving bad terms to members or their families. And I have some … [Read more...]