Freebies, Freebies Everywhere

December 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Sometimes I am just amazed at the amount of free stuff that is available in this world.  The internet has made it even easier to track down discounts and freebies.  If you have a little bit of extra … [Read more...]

Changes To Allotment Rules (Making Me Cranky)

November 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Effective 1 January 2015, the military will not longer permit pay allotments for the purchase of personal property.  This means vehicles, sofas, TVs, refrigerators and pool tables will no longer be … [Read more...]

Free Military Money Book

October 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Renowned financial advice author Jean Chatzky has just released her latest book, all about military money, and she's offering it for free in electronic format. Operation Money contains chapters … [Read more...]

Resources for Understanding Your Pay

October 20, 2014 | Kate Horrell

On Friday, one of the other money pages here at 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...]

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...]

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...]

PenFed Now Offering FICO Scores

September 17, 2014 | Kate Horrell

We've been long-time Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) members, and I recently noticed a fabulous new feature within our account access:  free access to your FICO NextGen scores with … [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...]

Free Tickets To This Week’s PGA Event

August 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Military folks who live near Greensboro, North Carolina, or are crazy enough about golf to travel this week, can obtain free tickets to the 75th Wyndham Championship played at the Sedgefield Country … [Read more...]

New Survey for Military Families

August 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Hey, do you have opinions about the military and families?  I bet you do!  (Doesn't everyone?) The Military Family Advisory Network  is asking for help in completing its 2014 Military Family … [Read more...]

Navy Federal May Specials

May 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) is offering a variety of promotions in honor of Military Appreciation Month.  If you are a NFCU member, you can cut costs and even earn some money by taking advantage … [Read more...]

On-Base Financial Education: Can’t Do Enough

May 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The latest issue of the Financial Planning newsletter has two thought-provoking articles about financial education, financial planning, and financial products as they relate tothe military. The … [Read more...] Wants to Hear From You on Pay and Benefits

April 28, 2014 | Kate Horrell

What do you think about the budget situation?  Obviously, our country is in a budget quandry, and there isn't enough money for everything.  Several senior Pentagon officials have made comments that … [Read more...]

The New Latte Factor

April 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you've done any research into personal finance, you've probably heard of "the latte factor."  The latte factor, as explained by author David Bach, is the small amount of money, spent over and … [Read more...]