ThanksUSA Scholarship Apps Open

April 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The 2014 application period for the ThanksUSA scholarship program has opened. Applications are accepted from 1 April 2014 to 15 May 2014. Thanks USA scholarships are available to dependent children … [Read more...]

Free Captain America Movie

March 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Marvel Comic fans, you probably know that the new Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier, is coming to theatres on 4 April 2014.  Well, if you are near a lucky Army or Air Force base, you can … [Read more...]

Help Your Teens Get Ahead

March 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Many teenagers like to get a job, to have some spending money and build some autonomy.  That job could be the key ticket to their financial future, and most teens (and their parents) have no idea how … [Read more...]

Hampton Roads Kid’s Website

March 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you live in Hampton Roads, and you have kids, you have got to check out  MyActiveChild has a huge database of activities and events for children, all located in Virginia Beach, … [Read more...]

Operation Purple Camps 2014

February 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Applications are now open for the 2014 season of the fabulous Operation Purple summer camps.  Organized by the National Military Family Association (NMFA) and supported by many generous sponsors and … [Read more...]

Military Divorce – Get Professional Help

December 15, 2013 | Kate Horrell

I get many, many letters and comments from military service members and military spouses who are facing a marital separation or divorce.  The writers ask many good questions and present really … [Read more...]

Commissary Scholarship Apps Opens

December 03, 2013 | Kate Horrell

The 2014 Scholarships for Military Children program is now open for applications.  This program, sponsored by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), awards at least one scholarship at each commissary … [Read more...]

From The Mailbag: Babies & Unmarried Parents

September 15, 2013 | Kate Horrell

A recent letter asked about a common topic:  the military benefits that come with having a child if the parents are not married. My daughter non-member gave birth to twins this last Memorial Day. … [Read more...]

School Lunches That Won’t Break The Budget

August 26, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Kids are heading back to school, and parents are trying to figure out the best way to feed their children healthy lunches without spending their entire food budget.  For most of us, the first choice … [Read more...]

Free Museums This Summer

May 22, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Looking for a way to keep the family busy this summer without spending, all your extra cash?  Blue Star Museums, which runs 27 May 2013 until 2 September 2013, provides free museum entry to active … [Read more...]

Free Summer Bowling For Kids

April 28, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Summer is coming, and so are the long days of figuring out how to keep the kids busy without spending every last cent.  AMF bowling centers is again offering their great free summer bowling … [Read more...]

Five Reasons Not To Co-Sign Anything

April 11, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Most of us have been there:  a friend or relative wants to make a purchase, but their credit isn't good enough to qualify on their own.  So they ask financially-responsible you to co-sign for their … [Read more...]

Thanks USA Scholarship Apps Open

April 02, 2013 | Kate Horrell

ThanksUSA, a charity that supports military families,  offers scholarships for U.S. military servicemembers' dependents.  This program is offered to a wider range of applicants than most military … [Read more...]

Military Teen Adventure Camps

April 01, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Military teen adventure camps for the rest of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 have been announced.  Youth aged 14 to 18 can apply to participate in a variety of different outdoor adventure camps, … [Read more...]