Food

Two Weeks of Frugal Foods to kick start your new year's budget

Two Weeks of Frugal Foods For The New Year

Food is expensive.  In most families, it’s the second or third largest monthly expense.  (The other two are housing and transportation.)  Food is the easiest…




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December Commissary Remote Location Sales

It’s a quiet month for the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA’s) Guard and Reserve Sales program, which I like to call remote location sales.  This program…



Will Tricare Cover Baby Formula?

Will Tricare Cover Baby Formula?

When you have a baby who needs special formula, it can get expensive quickly.  Will Tricare cover baby formula?  There’s a lot of confusion about…


Have a frugal thanksgiving, with all the love!

Thankful for A Frugal Thanksgiving

Because we have lived all over the world, we try extra hard to spend holidays with family when we can.  And because we just built…


October Commissary Remote Location Sales: Commissary Prices at a Guard or Reserve Base Near You

October Commissary Remote Location Sales

October is a popular month for the Defense Commissary Agency’s (DeCA) Guard and Reserve Sales.  These are special events where a commissary store loads up…


Commissary Remote Location Sales

August Commissary Remote Location Sales

Throughout the year, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) holds special sales at locations where there isn’t a commissary store.  DeCA calls them Guard and Reserve…



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May Commissary Remote Location Sales

Summer is coming, and the commissary has several programs that are busier during the summer.  One of these programs is their Guard and Reserve Sales,…



2016 Basic Allowance for Subsistence

2016 Basic Allowance For Subsistence

Looking for the 2017 Basic Allowance for Subsistence rates?  You can find them here! In the crazy of The Paycheck Chronicles not working right (for…


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November Commissary Off-Site Sales

As the weather turns colder and the travelling conditions get less predictable, there are fewer and fewer Commissary off-site sales.  November has just two! The…




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Stockpiling, Military-Style

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…


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Commissary Remote Location Sales

If you are eligible to use the military commissaries, but don’t live near one, you need to keep your eyes open for what the Defense Commissary…



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Can Dinner Be $5? Let’s See

I am always and forever on a hunt to decrease our food bill.  With four hungry (and opinionated) teenagers, we spend a LOT of money…