Disney Military Discounts 2015

June 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Disney!  Just the word gets kids and grownups equally excited!  That's why it is great news that the greater Disney companies have announced the extension of their popular Armed Forces Salute … [Read more...]

Babies Don’t Need That Much Stuff

June 25, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A friend is expecting her first baby, and the conversation came around to the things that would be needed for the new baby.  I am a firm believer that our society wastes a lot of money on unnecessary … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: Cutting Hair

May 05, 2015 | Kate Horrell

So, if you've been hanging around The Paycheck Chronicles a while, you may have heard that I have four daughters.  Each with long, super-thick hair that grows fast.  And my husband has short, … [Read more...]

Free Entry To The Mariners’ Museum

April 17, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Are you near Hampton Roads, Virginia?  This Sunday, 19 April 2015, the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia is sponsoring a Military Appreciation event at the Mariners' Museum and Park located … [Read more...]

More Military Child Summer Camp Info

March 27, 2015 | Kate Horrell

It's been a few months since I wrote about free and reduced cost summer camp opportunities for military children, and I have found some more programs that might interest you.  I'm including all … [Read more...]

Big Change for Special Needs Families

March 13, 2015 | Kate Horrell

As recently reported at SpouseBUZZ, a recent law has huge implications for military service members with a child who may not become independent.  This modification to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) … [Read more...]

Free ACT, SAT, and LSAT Prep Programs

March 05, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Do you have a child that will be taking the SAT or ACT in upcoming years?  Are you thinking of taking the LSAT?  You definitely want to take advantage of nearly free SAT, ACT, and LSAT preparation … [Read more...]

Army, Kids & Deployment: $50 Survey

February 24, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you're an Army spouse with children currently ages 3 to 7 years old, researchers at Wayne State University would like your input into a survey assessing the role of parental deployment on parent … [Read more...]

Summer Camps for Military Kids

January 26, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Being a military kid can be hard, but it also definitely comes with some benefits.  Many of these benefits are provided by non-profit groups and their generous supporters.  Low-cost and free summer … [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...]

2014-2015 Disney Military Deals

July 22, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Disney Parks Blog has announced the military promotional tickets available for the 2014-2015 season at both the Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.  Often called … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Review: GI Bill Benefits Transfer

July 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Who knew?  It looks like this mid-year review is turning into a whole series! Today and tomorrow, we're talking about Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits and the amazing Transfer of Education Benefits … [Read more...]

Saving on School Supplies

June 25, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It is coming - the great school supply sales.  Every July and August, major big box and office supply stores offer phenomenal deals on school supplies.  A little savvy shopping can save you a TON on … [Read more...]

A Do-Able Date Night

June 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Being married is hard work, especially if one or both of you are working long hours, leaving for TDYs or deployments, or taking care of kids.  You always hear the advice to have regular date nights. … [Read more...]