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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…


Why Has My Interest Rate Gone Up?

Why Has My Interest Rate Gone Up?

A recent question reminded me that there are a lot of things to know about credit cards, and one of those things to know is…


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…


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Occupancy Requirements for VA Home Loans

One common concern about obtaining a home loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the occupancy requirement.  In general, the VA home…


July 2016 Military Pay

15 April 2016 Military Pay Day

April 15 – the deadline to file your federal income tax return, and also the next regular, active duty military payday.  Wondering when your 15…



July 2016 Military Pay

1 April 2016 Military Pay Day

The next regular, active duty military pay day is Friday, 1 April 2016.  Wondering when you’ll see your 1 April 2016 military pay in your…


July 2016 Military Pay

15 March 2016 Military Pay

It’s awfully early for another military payday post, but these Tuesday paydays always mean lots of questions.  Tuesday, 15 March 2016 is the next regular,…