About Personally Procured Moves

July 02, 2015 | Kate Horrell

With Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season in full swing, the internet is full of families talking about their moving experiences and their moving plans.  I've recently seem several conversations … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Stuck By Problems With Movers

June 24, 2015 | Kate Horrell

As the 2015 Permanent Change of Station season moves on, reports of problems with the movers are starting to grow.  Unfortunately, moving problems can result in extra expenses for military families. … [Read more...]

SPCA Grants Help With PCS Pet Costs

June 23, 2015 | Kate Horrell

One of the largest, non-reimbursed PCS expenses is often moving the family pet(s).  Depending on the location, and your particular pet, costs can be as high as several thousand dollars per pet.  It … [Read more...]

Three Ways To Save on Moving A Propane Tank

June 10, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Yet another minor inconvenience of moving is having to deal with the propane tanks used for gas grills.  Now, we've never had a gas grill, so I'm not an expert.  I am, however, a decent reader, and … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: Cell Phone Expenses

June 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you're a regular reader here at the Paycheck Chronicles, you'll know that we are moving back to the actual United States this summer. In addition to all the usual PCS moving chaos, there is the … [Read more...]

Where To Find Military Allowance Rates

May 12, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Military pay can be complicated, with literally hundreds of possible pays and allowances.  And sometimes it can be hard to know where to find the right information.  Thankfully, most of the … [Read more...]

Geobachelor Fact and Fiction

May 04, 2015 | Kate Horrell
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As society has changed, so have the dynamics of a military family.  As a result, more military families are choosing to live apart, resulting in situation that is commonly called "geobaching," short … [Read more...]

Car Choices When Moving Overseas

April 27, 2015 | Kate Horrell

When executing a PCS move to (most) overseas locations, military members may be authorized the shipment of a personal vehicle at government expense.  While the new contractor seems to have gotten … [Read more...]

Household Goods Late? File an Inconvenience Claim

April 22, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Ever wonder what happens if your household goods don't show up on time?  It's bound to happen, with bjillions of shipments going all over the world every year. An inconvenience claim covers actual … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: PCS Move Preparation

April 20, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The summer permanent change of station (PCS) season is coming up, and families all around the world are receiving orders to pack up and ship out.  Not surprising, is it?  I don't think so.  Moving … [Read more...]

NFCU Issuing New Credit Cards

April 03, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A friend who works for Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) just told me that I should be expecting new credit cards in the mail relatively soon.  I asked if they would be chip-and-PIN cards, and she … [Read more...]

Moving Tips – If You Can Get Past The Crazy

March 23, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I recently received a tip about a new app developed by the Department of Defense to help people have a smooth move.  Called "Plan Your Move," the app generates a calendar of tasks that you need to … [Read more...]

Domicile: It’s All About Intent

March 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

We're on a little theme here, but the subject is so important and it is often confusing.  In recent weeks, I've talked about domicile and residence, taxes, homes of record, and car titles and … [Read more...]

Residence vs. Home of Record

February 27, 2015 | Kate Horrell

In talking with military families about taxes and residences and drivers' licenses, one little thing keeps coming up:  the misuse of the term home of record.  It probably isn't a big thing in the … [Read more...]