1 August 2014 Military Pay

July 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It is a little early for this post, but my statistics tell me that you're searching for this information.  The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 1 August 2014.  Certain banks and … [Read more...]

Renting Your Next Ball Gown

July 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I went to a lovely ball last night.  These English really know how to put on a party!  As usual, I spent some time and money stressing about what to wear.  And you know what?  I think I'm going to … [Read more...]

Boots to Business Boosts Your Post-Service Options

July 10, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you are transitioning out of the military, keep your eyes and ears open for the Boots to Business portion of the Department of Defense's new Transition GPS program (formerly Transition Assistance … [Read more...]

Back-to-School Brigade

July 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell
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It is so hard to believe that July is now Back to School month, but it is true.  I wanted to promote two sides of worthy project that helps military families with school supplies.  The … [Read more...]

Really Good Military Divorce Advice

July 08, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I receive many, many emails and comments from military member and military spouses who are going through a divorce.  As I've said before, this is tricky stuff and you can't afford to get it … [Read more...]

15 July 2014 Military Pay

July 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Tuesday, 15 July 2014.  Tuesday paydays are always confusing - last payday even I was shocked when I saw that my husband's pay was pending on the … [Read more...]

It’s a Vicious (or Blessed) Cycle

July 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

As I folded piles of laundry this morning, I got thinking about the paradoxes of stuff.  I have often claimed that I have too much stuff. From the amount of energy I spend tending to it all, I am … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day

July 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Happy Birthday, America, and thank you to all who have contributed to keeping our country safe and free.  I appreciate your service. I hope I can help you keep your finances in line so that you … [Read more...]

The Joys of Getting a Mortgage

June 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You know when sometimes you make your own life harder than it needs to be?  My husband and I are mid-refinance on a house we own.  I tell you...this stuff didn't use to be this difficult.  In … [Read more...]

J. Money Says, Try Hard!

June 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

My friend J. Money at Budgets are Sexy has an encouraging post reminding us all that doing your best is always better than doing nothing, and that you'll get good results even if you're performance … [Read more...]

1 July 2014 Military Pay

June 20, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Tuesday, 1 July 2014.  I know that isn't for ten days, but the questions have been rolling in already.  Tuesday paydays always mean … [Read more...]

Virginia Now Offering Unemployment To Military Spouses

June 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Beginning 1 July 2014, military spouses who have worked in Virginia will be eligible for unemployment compensation if they leave their job to follow their spouse to a new duty station. Virginia … [Read more...]

Always Try To Get A Refund

June 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Just today, my sister saved me $108 because she urged me to try to get a refund on a non-refundable train ticket.  It took me all of three minutes online, and the credit is already on my credit … [Read more...]

When You Have To Cut Back On Expenses

June 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

For most of us, there will be times in your life when you feel like you are doing OK with money, and other times where it feels like maybe things are a little out of hand.  As I started looking … [Read more...]