Scam Alert: Custom Autowrap

August 28, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A new phishing scam has landed in my email box, and I thought I should share it all with you because it could potential look legitimate.  We've all seen cars with advertisements on them, and some … [Read more...]

1 September 2015 Military Pay

August 21, 2015 | Kate Horrell

It's still ten days until military pay day, but the "when do I get paid" questions are coming in pretty rapidly.  The next regular, active duty military pay day is Tuesday, 1 September 2015.  Some … [Read more...]

How Military Allotments Work

August 20, 2015 | Kate Horrell
Example Allotment

Allotments are a nifty feature of the military pay system, but they can be confusing, especially when you start and stop the allotment.  An allotment is similar to a payroll deduction, except that … [Read more...]

14 August 2015 Military Pay

August 07, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Because the 15th of August falls on a Saturday this year, the next regular, active duty payday is Friday, 14 August 2015.  When will you get paid?  That depends on several factors, including the … [Read more...]

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

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...]