Online Security Can Create Challenges for Customers

September 08, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I always knew the day would come when all this moving around became highly problematic.  If you've been military, you know about the usual hassles of changing your address and cancelling old payments … [Read more...]

Opt Out of Unsolicited Mail, Email, and Calls – For Free!

August 17, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Is your life full of junk mail, email advertisements, and telemarketing phone calls?  Simplify your life, and protect your personal information, but taking advantage of the various ways to remove … [Read more...]

How To Establish Residency In A New State

August 06, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Active duty military members, and their spouses, have some special protections when it comes to changing their domicile (state of legal residence) each time they move.  However, there are often … [Read more...]

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
Geobaching information for military families |

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...]