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The Good and Bad of the Government Travel Credit Card

Government Travel Credit Card: The Good and Bad

Today, Amy Bushatz reported that the Navy will start requiring sailors to use the government travel credit card for Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moving expenses.  When…


When will your 1 September 2016 military pay be deposited?

1 September 2016 Military Pay

For some people, this pay period is particularly long.  The next regular, active duty military payday is Thursday, 1 September 2016.  When your pay will…


PMCU Now Offering Pay Deposits Two Days Early

PMCU Now Offering Pay 2 Days Early

A representative from Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) just contacted me, letting me know that, since June 2016, PMCU is crediting military pay TWO business…


15 August 2016 Military Pay

15 August 2016 Military Pay

Well, summer is certainly moving pretty fast!  Wondering when you’ll get paid next?  The next regular, active duty military payday is Monday, 15 August 2016….


Should You Tip Military Movers?

Should You Tip Military Movers?

Since our household goods are being delivered today, I am once again dealing with the “should we tip?” question.  I hate it.  There’s no good answer, and…


August 2016 Military Pay

1 August 2016 Military Pay

Goodness gracious – how is it almost August?  The next regular, active duty military payday is Monday, 1 August 2016.  Monday paydays create a lot…


Does Your Spending Match Your Values?

Today, a little exercise to make you think about whether your spending on things that you value. First, I want you to take a piece…



July 2016 Military Pay

15 July 2016 Military Pay

Keeping it simple, the next regular active duty military payday is Friday, 15 July 2016.  There won’t be a lot of drama and confusion about…


Using MyPay to Manage Your Pay Account Details

From The Mailbag: MyPay Questions

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) online pay system, myPay, is a great tool for managing your Leave and Earnings Statements (LES), direct deposit…


July 2016 Military Pay

1 July 2016 Military Pay

Just in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend, the next regular, active duty military payday is next Friday, 1 July 2016.  When will you…


Mixing Money When You Get Married

Mixing Money When You Get Married

Mixing money is one of the hardest parts of a new marriage.  Money problems are one of the leading causes of marital problems, and no…


July 2016 Military Pay

15 June 2016 Military Pay

You know the drill, folks!  The next regular, active duty military payday is next Wednesday, 15 June 2016.   The day and time that your…


Pay For New Enlistees

From The Mailbag: Pay for New Enlistees

Often, new military enlistees ask someone at home to be in charge of their finances while they are in school.  Those military pay charts can…


July 2016 Military Pay

1 June 2016 Military Pay

Well, folks, this one is a doozy for a few certain individuals.  The next regular, active duty military payday is Wednesday, 1 June 2016.  Most…




July 2016 Military Pay

13 May 2016 Military Pay

The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 13 May 2016.  With the 15th of the month falling on Sunday, the military payday falls…


Is It An Emergency, or An Unplanned Expense?

Emergency? Or Forgotten Expense?

There’s a lot of talk in the finance world about the importance of emergency funds, and planning your spending.  One place where a lot of…


July 2016 Military Pay

29 April 2016 Military Pay

Coming soon, the next regular, active duty military payday:  Friday, 29 April 2016.  I have to admit, I got a little confused this week, because…