Kids

This Is A Great Time To Check Your Insurance Coverages

Getting Back In The Insurance Groove

The excitement and spontaneity of summer is fading in our collective rearview mirror.  Families around the country (and world!) are getting back into the groove…


Babies On A Budget

Babies on a Budget

I’ll admit it – I never understood how babies could be expensive.  They’re so little, and they don’t eat much.  Then I had one (and…


Figuring Out Your Life Insurance Number

Figuring Out Your Life Insurance Number

$245,340. That’s how much your kid is going to cost. I hope you’re sitting down because that shocking number — published in the USDA’s Expenditures…



Free Museum Entry with the 2016 Blue Star Museum program

Blue Star Museums 2016

Summer is here, and the Blue Star Museum program is happening again! What Is It? The Blue Star Museum program offers military families free admission to…


Kings Dominion Military Discounts 2016

2016 Kings Dominion Military Discounts

In addition to discounted tickets that may be available through your installation’s ticket offices, Kings Dominion amusement park in Virginia has two upcoming promotions that…


Things To Consider When Calculating Life Insurance Needs

LIFE: An Acronym To Live By

I often joke that I gravitated to the financial services industry when I left active duty because it was the only place I could find…


Operation Purple Camp Applications Are Still Open

Operation Purple Camp Applications Still Open

Applications for the National Military Family Association (NMFA) Operation Purple Camps are still open!  The website still says 11 March 2016, but I have been…


In-State Tuition Rules For Military Families

In-State Tuition Rules For Military Families

With the White House re-announcement of the changes to veteran’s residency requirements for in-state tuition, I’ve heard a bit of griping from active duty folks…


Programs Offer School Supplies

Programs Offer School Supplies

Across the country, a variety of different charities offer programs that provide school supplies for children of military families. Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade In the…


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Tampa Bay Rays Offering Free Tickets

Veterans and current military folks in the greater Tampa, Florida area can enjoy free baseball with the Tampa Bay Ray’s new Rays Honor Pass program….


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Debit Cards for Teens

Many parents of teenagers struggle with money questions:  allowance or no allowance, how to teach money skills, what sort of control should the parents exert…


Air Force band at Disney.

Disney Military Discounts 2015

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…


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Babies Don’t Need That Much Stuff

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…


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Kate Is Clueless: Cutting Hair

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…


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Free Entry To The Mariners’ Museum

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…


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More Military Child Summer Camp Info

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…


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Big Change for Special Needs Families

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…


Airman studying

Free ACT, SAT, and LSAT Prep Programs

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…


Army kids

Army, Kids & Deployment: $50 Survey

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…