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...]

DFAS Warns Against 3rd Party App

October 14, 2013 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Defense is again reminding military servicemembers and their families not to utilize any third-party applications to access Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) MyPay or … [Read more...]

Financial Planning & Education Tools

October 06, 2013 | Kate Horrell

In researching which banks are doing what for the government shutdown, I stumbled across another free resource for financial education and planning online. It is called BalanceTrack, and it appears to … [Read more...]

Army Wife Network Field Exercise at Fort Carson

September 15, 2013 | Kate Horrell
army wife network field exercise

Do you live near Fort Carson?  Then join the Army Wife Network for a full day of fun, education, and free stuff  at their Field Exercises held on both Wednesday, 18 September 2013 and Thursday, 19 … [Read more...]

Sears Heroes At Home Rego Today

August 29, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Online registration for the 2013 Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry program will open at 1 pm Central Time today, Thursday, 29 August 2013.  Applications will be taken on a first come, first serve … [Read more...]

Free Financial Education – Online

August 25, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Understanding how money works is one of the most important factors in having a successful financial life.  Unfortunately, personal financial topics aren't taught in schools, and many families don't … [Read more...]

7 Steps To Secure Your Mobile Gadgets

July 20, 2013 | Kate Horrell

As the Kashman family moves into the world of smart-phones and tablets, I've discovered that we have NO idea how to keep ourdevices digitally secure.  I've got a vague idea that having my online … [Read more...]