31 July 2015 Military Pay

July 24, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Coming soon to a bank account near you:  the next regular, active duty payday is Friday, 31 July 2015.  You may see your pay deposited on a different day or at a different time than your friend, … [Read more...]

Stockpiling, Military-Style

July 16, 2015 | Kate Horrell

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 expenses in most families are housing, transportation … [Read more...]

Print A Lot? Consider A Laser Printer

July 10, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you do any quantity of black and white printing at home, you absolutely need to consider whether the purchase of a laser printer would decrease your overall printing costs.  Inkjet printers are … [Read more...]

15 July 2015 Military Pay

July 08, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The next payday for military folks is Wednesday, 15 July 2015.  What day will your 15 July 2015 military pay actually be in your bank account? Well, that depends on your bank or credit union.  And, … [Read more...]

Types of Mortgage Loans

July 07, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you've decided to buy a house, one of the most important steps is figuring out what type of financing is right for your particular situation.  A house is typically the largest loan you'll ever … [Read more...]

Former Spouses Protection Act: Comments and Confusion

June 26, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Recent comments to my Money and Divorce post highlight the confusion about the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA).  While I addressed these topics last fall in Fact or … [Read more...]

Military, Divorce, and Money: Share Your Story

June 22, 2015 | Kate Horrell

In the 7 years that I've been writing The Paycheck Chronicles, I've received hundreds of comments and emails from military members and ex-spouses who are thinking about, in the middle of, or dealing … [Read more...]

1 July 2015 Military Pay

June 19, 2015 | Kate Horrell

It's still quite a while until the next regular, active duty military payday, but the questions are coming in.  The next payday for military folks is Wednesday, 1 July 2015.  For those of you who … [Read more...]

“Can I Afford To Buy This?”

June 15, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A friend recently came to me, looking for advice about purchasing a new car. Now, this friend and I have some differences in our basic views about money, and particularly car payments. As you know, I … [Read more...]

Do I Have To Give Her Money?

June 08, 2015 | Kate Horrell
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Sometimes, I get emails that make me wonder what people are thinking.  I had to think about this one for several days before responding, and I think the email response that I sent wasn't very good. … [Read more...]

15 June 2015 Military Pay

June 05, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military pay day is Monday, 15 June 2015.  Monday paydays always create a lot of questions, especially if you're used to getting paid early.  So, when should you expect … [Read more...]

Help Me Understand Maximum TSP Contributions

June 03, 2015 | Kate Horrell
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If you've been hanging out around The Paycheck Chronicles for a while, you'll have noticed that I have a small group of military personal finance writers with whom I chat regularly.  We discuss new … [Read more...]

Senate Plan Would Cut Dual Mil BAH

June 01, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Dual military couples (and anyone who is concerned about cuts to military pay and benefits) need to pay attention to a provision of the Senate Armed Services Committee's  recommendations for the … [Read more...]

From The Mailbag: Disability Benefit & Taxes

May 28, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A recent email highlights some of the confusion about the taxability of certain post-military benefits.  While military retirement pay is always taxable, military disability benefits provided by the … [Read more...]