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Is it the right time to be buying a car?

Do It Right: Buying A Car

When buying a car, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget about the finances. In other words, it can be hard…


september 2016 military pay

30 September 2016 Military Pay

Since 1 October 2016 falls on a weekend, the next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 30 September 2016.  That means that your 30…


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Medical Coverage While Traveling Overseas

A couple of conversations have come together recently, and I realized that we”ve never talked about health care coverage when traveling, especially overseas.  In the…


When will the first military pay show up in your bank account?

From The Mailbag: First Military Pay

If I had the power to force recruiters to explain just one thing to their recruits, it would be to give them realistic expectations about…


When will your 15 September 2016 military pay show up in your bank account?

15 September 2016 Military Pay

Lots of people are wondering when their Thursday, 15 September 2016 military pay will be available in their bank accounts.  Even though the regular payday…


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…