31 October 2014 Military Pay

October 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 31 October 2014 because 1 November 2014 falls on a Saturday.  When will you actually get paid?  That depends on your bank, its policies, … [Read more...]

Miles for Military by Operation Homefront

October 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Thanks to a generous donation from Quicken Loans, Operation Homefront is able to offer free airfare for up to 400 military members to travel during this holiday season.  You can also request airfare … [Read more...]

Military Survivors’ Benefits

October 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Defense (DoD) is always trying to improve the way it helps the surviving family members of those who died while in military service.  The Survivor's Guide to Benefits gathers all … [Read more...]

A REAL Way to Save Military Families $$

October 08, 2014 | Kate Horrell
AAFES Shoppette

As you might have noticed, I am a little riled up about the proposed changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA).  According to supporters of these changes, the Department of Defense (DoD) has an … [Read more...]

15 October 2014 Military Pay

October 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It's coming...the one Wednesday payday that isn't simple.  The next regular, active duty military  pay day is Wednesday, 15 October 2014.  When will you get paid?  Well, that depends on a … [Read more...]

Retiree Appreciation at AAFES

October 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is gearing up for a week of special savings and promotions specifically designed to show appreciation to retirees.  However, all authorized AAFES patrons … [Read more...]

Where’s The 2015 Federal Budget?

September 30, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Today is the last day of the United States' federal government's 2014 fiscal year budget.  Thankfully, things are a lot less stressful and chaotic than they were last year, when military members and … [Read more...]

1 October 2014 Military Pay

September 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military  pay day is Wednesday, 1 October 2014.  The date of your deposit will depend on your bank and sometimes even your account type.  Most banks and credit … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: Why So Many Security Exceptions?

September 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Maybe you've noticed this:  accessing government websites seems to pop up more security issues than accessing other websites.  I am forever negotiating a maze of "the identity of this site can not … [Read more...]

USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Game Box

September 12, 2014 | Kate Horrell

When mailing things, cost counts.  This is especially true if you are sending lots of care packages to a deployed service member, or mailing stuff to a family stationed overseas.  Sometimes, the … [Read more...]

Virginia Tax Refunds by Debit Card

September 11, 2014 | Kate Horrell
virginia tax refund debit cards

Crazy things are afoot with the Virginia state income tax refund program.  We recently received a very small refund from Virginia.  $5.61, to be exact.  Instead of just sending us a check, or doing … [Read more...]

Encouragement To Save Strong

September 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I was just cleaning out some files, and I came across my husband's 2013 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) statement.  This year's statement has a box that I'd never noticed before:  an estimate of your … [Read more...]

15 September 2014 Military Pay

September 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Ah, the joys of a Monday payday.  They can be quite confusing, for a variety of different reasons.  The next regular, active duty military payday is Monday, 15 September 2014.  When will you get … [Read more...]

Five Ways To Use A “Stuck” Situation

September 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A recent comment got me thinking about those duty stations where it seems like you are just stuck and biding your time until you can move and get on with your real life.  If you've been in the … [Read more...]